After waiting eight years for a new school, 700 students at Attawapiskat First Nations in Northern Ontario will instead be evacuated from the community to protect them from further toxic exposure to a 30-year-old diesel-oil spill under the old school. The demolition of the old school in March - nearly a decade after it was closed down due to contamination - has released noxious fumes causing nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea in the local residents.
Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Chuck Strahl doesn't see what all the fuss is about.I just cannot believe this is still going on.
Let Chuck know you are watching. Send him a cluebat at email@example.com and cc it to NDP MPs Charlie Angus - AngusC@parl.gc.ca. and Gilles Bisson -GBisson@ndp.on.ca who have made a video of the people in this community telling their story.
That video is up at Cam Holstrom's who has been on this for months now.