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Trudeau shocked to learn about living conditions in northern Ont. First Nation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he is shocked to learn that residents of a northern Ontario First Nation live in poverty, some with dilapidated housing and no running water.

“My God, why didn’t someone tell me sooner?” a stunned Trudeau told reporters, his hand over his mouth.

“Is it possible this could be happening elsewhere—in other First Nations communities?”

The revelation comes after Trudeau visited Pikangikum, a community located 500-kilometers from Thunder Bay.

Trudeau is demanding officials begin a widespread study of First Nations living conditions and is vowing to begin addressing the situation sometime after the next three federal elections.