Joint Statement on Grassy Narrows by NDP Environment Critic Peter Tabuns (Toronto-Danforth), and Local MPP Sarah Campbell (Kenora-Rainy River) June 21, 2016
“Today’s reports show definitively that the government was told about ongoing sources of mercury contamination of the Wabigoon River. For 50 years, people in Grassy Narrows have been getting sick and dying from mercury poisoning, but when NDP Leader Andrea Horwath asked the Premier if they knew about ongoing mercury contamination, the Premier refused to acknowledge anything.
The Premier is dodging responsibility for action, and that has to stop.
People in Grassy Narrows shouldn’t be dealing with mercury poisoning. The science is in, and we can clean up the waterway. New Democrats are calling on the Liberal government to do the right thing and start the cleanup of the Wabigoon-English River system.”