Halifax-based Council of Canadians Robin Tress spoke at a rally yesterday focused on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's promise to eliminate boil water advisories in First Nations across the country.
The CBC reports that about 150 people were at the protest.
On October 5, 2015, Trudeau made this election promise: "We have 93 different communities under 133 different boil water advisories across the country. [Serpent River First Nation] Chief Isadore Day has called for within five years there should be zero, and I've told the Chief and I've told First Nations many times, we agree with that, and a Canadian government led by me will address this as a top priority because it's not right in a country like Canada that this has gone on for far too long."
Katie Douglas, the organizer of yesterday's protest, says, "We're here as voters to let him know that we are paying attention and we have not forgotten and we want to see change."