Add your voice:
Grassy Narrows deserves a trust
The people of Grassy Narrows First Nation have been waiting for more than 50 years for our governments to address the terrible mercury contamination of their territory. The federal government has promised funding for a mercury treatment centre, but these funds are not in a dedicated trust, which means they are vulnerable to potential clawbacks by future governments.
Former Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne had the foresight to put the provincial funds committed to cleaning up the mercury in the rivers and lakes in a trust – and now Premier Doug Ford cannot touch that money. The funds can only be used for what they were intended for to help the people of Grassy Narrows.
Our federal government has made a commitment on behalf of all Canadians to reconcile with First Nations. After a half century of inaction and broken promises, we can give the people of Grassy Narrows the certainty they deserve by putting the mercury treatment centre funding into a dedicated trust.
It is our actions, not our intentions, that will lead us to reconciliation.
Add your voice! Call on the Canadian government to put the funds for a mercury treatment centre for Grassy Narrows First Nation in a dedicated trust.