Statement made on 02 November 2011 by Senator Rod Zimmer (retired)
Hon. Rod A. A. Zimmer:
Honourable senators, I have two questions. Currently, more than 40 per cent of the 1,800 First Nations homes in Northern Manitoba still do not have an in-home water supply. The cut-off line for funding and equipment to fix this issue is fast approaching. Aboriginals fear that the water supply on reserves will not be fixed until 2013 unless the deadline is met. This has become a health care issue, creating unsanitary conditions for Aboriginals. Will the government be able to meet the deadline?
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