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The Ontario government needs to take a much bigger role in ensuring our drinking water is safe to drink. That's the gist of the final report of the public inquiry into the Walkerton water tragedy. 7 people died and thousands became ill after drinking e-coli-infected water two years ago. The report's 93 recommendations push for an expanded ministry of the environment to protect water "from source to tap" ... at a cost of up to $280 million dollars. So, would implementing these recommendations keep our water safe? Here to help us answer that is Colin Isaacs, an environmental consultant. And our Queen's Park analysts: Ruth Grier (former environment minister), Mac Penney, Richard Mahoney.
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May 26, 2002
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