Stand with Grassy Narrows: Tell Ontario to clean the Wabigoon now!

Canadian authors standing with Grassy Narrows

In the 1960s, a pulp and paper mill dumped ten tonnes of mercury into the Wabigoon watershed. The toxic spill was in the traditional territory of Grassy Narrows First Nation. And the Ontario government allowed it.

More than 50 years later, mercury still contaminates the watershed. It’s still poisoning Grassy Narrows residents and the fish they eat.

Last week, Ontario’s environment minister made a promise to clean up Grassy Narrows. But the province’s plans only include further studies, not a full clean-up.

This is inexcusable.

Please stand with the David Suzuki Foundation and over 60 Canadian authors, who shared pictures of their feet with the hashtag #standwithgrassy last week.

Send a letter to Ontario’s premier and Canada’s prime minister now to say you stand with the people of Grassy Narrows. Say you’ll continue to stand with Grassy until the Wabigoon is clean and safe for their families, culture and economy.

We need a written commitment, with a firm timeline and adequate budget.


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