Member of Parliament for Churchill Keewatinook Aski Niki Ashton again raised the housing crisis on First Nations in our region during Question Period. She noted the mould in 85 percent of homes but said it doesn’t end there. She says many homes don’t have access to clean water and sewer like Garden Hill First Nation where many people do not have clean running water because their houses are not hooked up but they’ve been unable to get funding because they’re not on a boil water advisory list because they don’t even have the water to boil. She adds the housing crisis is making people sick and whenever she goes in our north what she hears when it comes to housing and sewer and water is there are longer and longer waiting list and the problems are getting worse.
Ashton says the government has been in power for three years and many more before that and it’s time to end the talk and act to end the housing crisis as soon as the upcoming budget.