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Ottawa faces outrage over Neskantaga First Nation's water crisis

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared to walk back his government’s promise to end all water-boil advisories in First Nations communities by March 2021.

Pressed by reporters Friday, Trudeau wouldn’t commit to meeting the 2021 deadline and said the federal government was working to lift the remaining drinking water advisories “as soon as possible.”

After living with dirty water for decades, the Neskantaga First Nation in Ontario has had its contaminated water supply completely cut off because an oily substance was found in it.

Mike Le Couteur reports on Ottawa’s response to the crisis.

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    Horrible what they put the first nation people through, shameful

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    Marpole Motorized

    Haha America Justin Trudeau ordered Canada's vaccines we're all going to be saved

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    For just pennies a day you can provide a child with safe clean drinking water in AFRICA? The bloody UN Trudeau gives money too and we have tonnes of problems here in Canada.

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    Who funds ISC? Who pays for the plant? Is this all tax money?

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    Trudeau is enjoying a spending spree, sacrificing our future generations.
    I'm sure he'll give away billions of taxpayers dollars to help these off-reserve non-taxpaying citizens.

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    What are you doing for them to help all people now

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    Bahahahaha that is the Indians fault! They probably took a huge paycheck without thinking about what would happen to their land! I guess the fire water ran out

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    Leave our first Nations people alone. Every time they make anything nice. White man comes along and takes it away. Time to stop!

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    dont protest—they'll send in the army

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    Absolutely sinful…Trudeau should be ashamed but when you have no soul it's easy to ignore the harm being done to others

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    Somebody just spend a couple thousand dollars and drill a diamond point well for abundant pure water 💦 What the !?? Is the problem ?? 😎

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    Where is all the money from the last 25 years??

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    Doug Ford is not to be trusted. He bends the truth to suit his racist and ecocidal agenda – documented by many videos here on YT. . . ….

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    Patrick Debellefeuille

    You dont screw over the Natives and steal every thing from them and set fires to their buildings and vehicles, oh wait! Yes! you do! all the while RCMP roasting marshmellows while watching and doing nothing

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    Patrick Debellefeuille

    We dont tolerate violence unless its done by white people and towards this country's Natives, then in that case we do, because in Canada we support racism.

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    Just like in the USA they steal our land and give us wretched areas to live on. Protest on and take a stand

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    This protest in Caledonia is basically the same thing that is still happening on the Wesuweten territory, in which the so called "elected" chiefs, who do NOT have the authority to to make decisions about the land, have given themselves power to sell out their people's land to developers, these criminals need to be arrested and tried for fraud.

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    I don't believe Trudeau has done anything good for these people. Just ask MP Charlie Angus.

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    Helena Blair Yasmin Gilbert

    13:43 I like that. Do you love me? 😍💋 💝💖❤️

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    And where did these hydrocarbons come from?

    don't these people have access to the internet, they can't build their own water filtration system?

    I don't know about these hydrocarbons but you can use sand and charcoal from burnt wood to filter water

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    Trudeau has destroyed Canada. Anyone who voted for him should be ashamed.

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    Why are Natives shocked? Trudeau lies to everyone. They should be happy they are treated the same way as everyone else.

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    Maybe if the Chiefs were not given all the government money the braves could drill a well.

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    Stop having babies 👶

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    individual lives matter

    But I thought diversity was our strength…

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    I really don't care join the rest of the country or get lost. As a white man I have no identity and no culture or land the gov destroyed it welcome to the party.

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