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Indigenous services minister says plan to eliminate water advisories is on track

By Emily Haws      

In a Q&A this week, Jane Philpott also said she hopes Indigenous child welfare legislation will be tabled by fall, and that in leading her new department she's focused on customer service and improved staff morale.

Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott addresses the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly on Federal Legislation in Gatineau, Que., in early May. She said the chiefs tabled a motion on the government's child welfare legislation, which she expects to be tabled in the fall. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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Since November 2015, 62 long-term drinking water advisories for public systems on reserves have been lifted, says Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott. And despite adding 32 to the list in that time, she said the government is on track to meet its commitment of eliminating them all by March 2021. "It’s continuing in a very positive manner. We’re now up to 62 long-term water advisories that have been lifted, another five in the last month, I think," she

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