Mr. Speaker, sadly, on more than 100 reserves across Canada residents have to boil their water or risk serious illnesses.
The government has not responded with action. It has responded with a $6 million study, the paralysis of analysis.
The government can find $44 million to build a brand new, totally unnecessary reserve in northern Manitoba, but it cannot fix broken down water systems.
These are not just bad choices. These could be fatal choices, especially for seniors and children.
I am asking the minister today, will the government put an immediate stop on the building of new reserves and start cleaning up the water systems on our existing reserves?