Friends of the Lubicon
PO Box 444 Stn D,
Etobicoke ON M9A 4X4
Tel: (416) 763-7500
Email: fol (at) tao (dot) ca
www.lubicon.ca

November 3, 2007

Dr. Keith Martin, a Liberal Member of Parliament, sent the following letter to Minister of Indian Affairs Chuck Strahl last week.


Ottawa

November 2, 2007

Minister Chuck Strahl

Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Terrasses de la Chaudière, North Tower, Suite 2100
10 Wellington Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0H4

Honourable Chuck Strahl,

I am writing with regard to the desperate situation faced by the Lubicon Lake Indian Nation. Legitimate concerns have been raised by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Housing, Miloon Kothari, who expressed that the most basic of needs such as water and sanitation services were severely lacking.

I request urgent action and a possible moratorium on new oil and extraction activities in the Lubicon region. As well there must be substantial progress made in alleviating the poverty and social challenges the Lubicon face. The existence of such conditions in one of our Canadian communities is appalling and must be rectified.

Sincerely,

Dr. Keith Martin, M.D., P.C., M.P.

Member of Parliament for Esquimalt - Juan de Fuca


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