Early last week we reached out to all four parties in Sault Ste. Marie with a question we couldn’t ask due to time restraints at our debate.
The question revolved around providing clean water to Indigenous people across the country.
Sonny Spina was the only candidate to provide an answer:
A Conservative government will enshrine safe drinking water as a fundamental human right and end long-term boil water advisories.
We need to work urgently to target high-risk water systems, while working in partnership with First Nation governments to find new approaches to ensure water system investments are protected and that communities can rely on their water systems for the long-term.
One such area to be explored, is regional and coalition based governance, where communities can work together with the federal government to coordinate water investments and infrastructure needs for First Nation communities.
Clean water is essential to human health and well-being. As your Member of Parliament, I will work tirelessly and collaboratively with First Nation communities to ensure that we find lasting and comprehensive solutions that will target high risk water systems and put and end to long term drinking water advisories.
All other parties platforms can be seen on their respective websites.
If you want to view our debate it can be found here – ONNtv Local Debate Sept 8
SaultOnline and ONNtv will have extensive coverage of our election tomorrow evening.