Grassy Narrows protesters demand action on mercury

The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Ottawa and the provincial government must take action to protect members of a northwestern Ontario First Nation whose water and fish are contaminated with mercury, residents said Wednesday.

Dozens of residents made the 1,800-kilometre trek to Toronto to take part in a march to the legislature. They held aloft a sea of blue fabric and cardboard fish to make it look like a river was flowing toward the legislature.

"That's a very basic life for us to have clean drinking water," said Grassy Narrows resident Judy Da Silva.

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