Joint Statement by Ontario NDP Environment Critic Peter Tabuns, Indigenous Affairs Critic France Gélinas, and MPP for Kenora-Rainy River Sarah Campbell

Queen’s Park – Ontario NDP MPPs Tabuns, Gélinas and Campbell issued the following statement calling on the government to stop making excuses when it comes to the clean-up of mercury contamination in Grassy Narrows.

“The ‎people of Grassy Narrows have needlessly suffered from mercury poisoning for over 40 years because of contamination in the English-Wabigoon River system. If the Liberal government put as much effort into remediation as they continue to put into making up excuses then the mess would already be cleaned up.  The Premier must listen to scientific opinion, and the voices of Grassy Narrows, and act now to fully clean up the mercury in the English-Wabigoon River system and Clay Lake.”