Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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P12 - (First-Nations-Housing) OTTAWA. x-16s. The federal New Democrats say a housing crisis in a northern Ontario First Nation is the tip of a deep, systemic housing crisis in communities across the country that requires the response of a task force. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to the call today, telling the House of Commons his government is taking immediate action to help specific First Nations communities, and has already seen progress. ("..this past December.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Community leaders in Cat Lake First Nation, located several hundred kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ontario, declared a state of emergency earlier this month due to "profoundly poor conditions of housing." The declaration listed mould, structural issues and a lack of funds for routine maintenance as the causes of health problems including invasive bacterial diseases and lung infections. …

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