Water on First Nations unacceptable, majority say in national poll

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Three in four Canadians — 74 per cent — say water infrastructure in many First Nations communities is unacceptable and must be fixed immediately, according to an online survey by Probe Research Inc.

The findings are part of new research conducted for the Winnipeg-based polling firm"s national syndicated study, A Clear Perspective of Canadians and their Drinking Water. With more than 100 First Nations under a boil-water advisory and many others grappling with aging or inadequate treatment systems, the findings suggest that significant public support exists for improvements to drinking water on reserves, Probe said in a press release.

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