Yvonne Jones

Your member of parliament for


Labrador

Yvonne Jones

Your member of parliament for


Labrador

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Parliamentary Secretary Jones answers questions about drinking water on reserve

Madam Speaker, this government is probably one of the first governments to have a plan to end all long-term drinking water advisories on reserve and to prevent new advisories. In budget 2016 investments, we have already had 201 projects in 159 communities, serving over 196,000 indigenous Canadians. In this year’s budget, we added an additional $4 billion over 10 years and we are sticking to our goal to end long-term drinking water advisories.

Madam Speaker, we realize it, we certainly support it, and are working hard to ensure clean drinking water for all Canadians, including indigenous Canadians. This is why we are making the commitments that we are. In budget 2016, 201 projects were already completed in the country. In budget 2017, there are another $4 billion to be invested in clean drinking water. Our goal is to make sure we have clean drinking water in all indigenous communities by 2021 in Canada, and we are going to work hard to meet that goal.