First Nations who've gone years without clean drinking water hope compensation signals a 'new dawn'

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With the deadline just a week away, the law firm representing victims of unsafe drinking water in First Nation communities is urging those who qualify to file their claims for long-awaited compensation. 

After a years-long battle, the federal government opened the First Nations drinking-water settlement process in 2022, offering compensation to First Nations that have suffered for long periods under drinking-water advisories. 

“The settlement is about providing a new dawn for First Nations people on reserve who’ve gone too long without regular access to clean, safe drinking water.” said Darian Baskatawang, an Associate with Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP and Class Counsel for the

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