Hi all, I hardly ever post my own content on here/don’t have many followers but I’m hoping that this post can still gain some traction.
Recently the federal government of Canada declined to invest $10 million into an all-weather access road to Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, which has been under a boil water advisory for 17 years. Without a road, they can’t get a water treatment plant. Both the provincial government of Manitoba and the city of Winnipeg have pledged to pay their share of the costs, and it’s unbelievable and disgusting to me, and to many other Canadians, that the federal government refused to do the same.
Here is a link to a fundrazr page started by Winnipegger Rick Harp, with the goal of raising the $10 million our federal government won’t give. It’s an all or nothing campaign meaning that if the $10 million isn’t raised before the end date, August 29, then you keep your money. I know $10 million is a lot of money, but if we can at least raise part of the money I believe it would, at the very least, send a strong message of disapproval to the government.
Canada Day is tomorrow, July 1st, but what many Canadians seem to forget is whose land we built this country on. Even if you don’t have money to contribute, please consider reblogging to bring awareness to the campaign. At the time of my writing this, the fundraiser has had 190 contributors and made over $20,000, which goes to show this is an issue Canadians care about. Those of us with clean water readily available often take it for granted, meanwhile there are people in our own province who don’t even have access to it. Thank you all for reading, and hopefully we can make a change in our province.
PS you can read more about this story here, here, and here.