PSAC conducts Thirsty for Justice campaign
The Ottawa-based Public of Service Alliance of Canada, in collaboration with the community of Grassy Narrows, ON has begun an online campaign intended to raise awareness of the need for safe drinking water in First Nations communities. Called "Thirsty for Justice," the campaign consists of an online video depicting the way in which mercury contamination has made the water in Grassy Narrows unsafe to drink. The campaign also urges the federal government to address the issue. The video is supported by social media activities and a website at <http://www.thirstyforjustice.ca>.
"Access to clean and safe water is a basic human right," said Robyn Benson, national president of PSAC. "It's appalling that in 2016, so many First Nations communities are forced to boil their water or drink from a bottle."