The Canadian Press

2015-07-09 | No Road Reserve

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The campaign to help an isolated reserve that's been without clean water for almost two decades is intensifying. A multi-faith group in Winnipeg is kicking off 10 days of action in support of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation. Lynda Trono, a Winnipeg community minister, says people are outraged the federal government has refused to help fund construction of a much-needed road. (The reserve, which straddles the Ontario-Manitoba boundary, was cut off from the mainland a century ago to build an aqueduct to Winnipeg. The band has no all-weather road and has been under one of the longest boil-water advisories in Canada.)

Date: 2015-07-09
Placeline: WINNIPEG.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 14 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I'm still in disbelief about how you can apologize to First Nations and go through a Truth and Reconciliation process and then deny a community access to fresh water with a road >>


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