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Manitoba First Nation seeking class action over long-term boil water advisories – National Post

WINNIPEG — A chief of a Manitoba First Nation is proposing a class-action lawsuit against the federal government on behalf of her community and other reserves that have experienced long-term boil water advisories.

Tataskweyak Cree Nation Chief Doreen Spence said in a statement of claim filed last month that people are unable to practise their traditions, have become very ill and have moved away because of issues with drinking water.

The government was aware that treatment plants and funding were inadequate, the suit alleges, but did not adequately respond.

“Although Canada was advised of the devastating human consequences of these failures, its response to this human catastrophe was — and continues to be — a toxic mixture of inertia and incompetence,” the lawsuit said.

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