Sources close to Gerald Butts tell The Chronicle that the Prime Minister’s principal secretary fears that indigenous activists are in possession of evidence of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau engaging in illegal sexual intercourse and that he believes they may be extorting Trudeau with the demand that his government commits to building a clean drinking water system on the Six Nations Reserve in Ohsweken, ON.
Butts fears that the activists may be receiving the support of rogue operatives with close ties to the White House, which some political observers have called ‘paranoid’.
In recent weeks, some indigenous activists have insisted that Trudeau make a financial commitment to building a water main between the Six Nations Reserve and Lake Erie. For years, the Trudeau government has resisted funding a functional water system.
The Chronicle is shielding the identity of at least one of the activists, who denies that his call for the federal infrastructure investment is in any way extortionate. “It’s just the right thing to do,” he told us.
“If Trudeau can spend $700 million a year — scheduled to increase to $1.4 billion a year — to fund abortion procedures in third world countries, then he can certainly afford to build basic water and sewer infrastructure on the most populated First Nations reserve in Canada,” he insists. “This community is just 50 miles from Toronto’s City Hall, and we don’t have clean drinking water.”
The vast majority of the 13,000 residents who reside on the Reserve are forced to buy water in bulk and to store it in groundwater wells. For the relatively few properties — about 9% — that have access to basic drinking water infrastructure, that water is not clean. The federal agency that manages the Reserve — known as the Six Nations Elected Council or SNEC –began building that system years ago with water intakes from the Grand River.
But those intakes are downriver from major sewage discharges in Waterloo and Brantford, and massive volumes of agricultural runoff, which is seen as a profound affront to the community. “The feds think we should be drinking Waterloo’s [expletive redacted],” is a commonly repeated characterization, often heard bandied about in the community.
Instead, most Six Nations residents want the Trudeau government to fund the construction of a water main from the inner depths of Lake Erie — which is widely seen as a cleaner, colder, and more fresh source of raw water, ideal for treatment and processing into drinking water. The Reserve lacks water mains along nearly all of its residential roadways, but it does have a small treatment plant that is located about 20 miles from Lake Erie.
Residents want that new Lake Erie Water Main intake to be located at least 30 miles offshore, in order to source the best quality raw water. Activists insist that design would cultivate goodwill and would demonstrate the Trudeau government’s ‘good faith’ — which they explain is necessary, given a recent history of unfilled promises.
Some in the Liberal Party fear that Trudeau’s political career may depend on it.