Wednesday, March 22, 2006


This is definitely a first:

In the short term, the federal government will temporarily contract out water services to private companies.

According to Prentice, the problem with drinking water on reserves is not money. It has to do with accountability and standards, he said.

First Nations will be expected to meet federal or provincial standards, whichever is higher, or risk related funding, Prentice said.

"The water systems that this department will fund will be obligated to live up to the standards that are being put forward in this protocol."

Like a deep breath of cool mountain air.

1 comment:

Brian C said...

Finally. I'ts about time.

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