Investigative report: 1766 boil-water advisories now in place across Canada

Eggertson, Laura
May 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/6/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 10, p1261
Academic Journal
The article reports on the boil-water advisories in Canada. It relates that based on the survey by the "Canadian Medical Association Journal," as of March 31, 2008, there were 1,766 boil water advisories across the country, which prompt calls from national and municipal advocacy groups for a federal and provincial strategy to ensure safe drinking water for all Canadians. It mentions that poor quality drinking water in the country is often perceived as an issue primarily of concern to First Nations communities. It notes that among the provinces and territories, the Ontario and British Columbia have the most boil-water advisories.


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