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Canada won't remove asbestos from Native homes

The Canadian government is spending more than $360,000 to remove asbestos from military homes but still won't do the same for dozens of First Nations homes, CBC News reports.

The government has acknowledged that at least 40 homes on reserves across the country are at high risk of asbestos exposure. This could lead to cancer and other health problems.

Dennis Whitebird, the grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, was angry when he learned that the government is spending money on the military but not on First Nations.

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Federal approach on asbestos angers Manitoba native leader (CBC 4/26)

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