n July 21, The Hoser attended the Grassy Narrows demonstration at Queen's Park in Toronto. A few hundred community members and allies gathered in front of the entrance of the legislature.
The people of Grassy Narrows are demanding fair compensation for the mercury crisis and respect for protected areas.
“It is our food source. Our drinking water. And our travel route for hunting and gathering. It once created employment for our people. In guiding. Fishing. But in the 1960s mercury poison was found in our water,” Robert Williamson said. "Nobody has taken responsibility totally."
The Grassy Narrows community and their allies say they will continue to push for justice and compensation from the provincial government. All photos were taken by The Hoser photojournalist Laura Proctor.
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