Bill S-8: Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

The Safe Drinking Water Act for First Nations (Bill S-8) has now become law.  It recieved royal ascent on June 19, 2013. It came into force on November 1, 2013.

 

ONTARIO REGIONAL CONTACT:

Mr. Robert (Bob) Maguire, Director, Funding Services – South - INAC

For further information including Questions to consider for participants in the engagement sessions, please go to the following website:

http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/enr/wtr/h2o/index-eng.asp

For more background information leading to the Proposed INAC Water and Wastewater Legislative Framework, please download the following 3 documents:

Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to the House of Commons – Chapter 5 – Drinking Water in First Nations Communities (2005)
http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/docs/c20050905ce.pdf

Report of the Expert Panel on Safe Drinking Water for First Nations (2006)
http://www.sdw-eps.gc.ca/rprt/index_e.asp

Safe Drinking Water for First Nations: Final Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples (2007)
http://www.parl.gc.ca/39/1/parlbus/commbus/senate/com-e/abor-e/rep-e/rep08jun07-e.pdf
 

 

 

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