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Feds to miss 2021 target to lift remaining boil-water advisories, pledge to redouble commitment

By Beatrice Paez      

The $1.5-billion funding boost is being framed as an assurance the government is committed, over the long term, to lifting those remaining advisories and preventing new ones from coming into effect. 

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the government has 'known for a long time there have been challenges' to meeting the 2021 target. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says First Nations communities aren’t interested in “an Ottawa-imposed deadline” for eliminating long-term boil-water advisories by March 2021, conceding the government has been aware for some time its target was out of reach. 

Beatrice Paez

Beatrice Paez is the digital editor at The Hill Times.
- bpaez@hilltimes.com


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