Drinking Water Sources Act

An Act to require the Minister of the Environment to establish, in co-operation with the provinces, an agency with the power to identify and protect Canada's watersheds that will constitute sources of drinking water in the future

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in December 2009.

Status

In committee (Senate), as of June 10, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment requires the Minister of the Environment to conclude an agreement to establish a federal-provincial agency that will have the power to administer both federal and provincial laws and the regulatory authority to identify, protect and restrict the use and development of lands that constitute watershed areas essential to Canada’s drinking water needs in the future.

The enactment sets a time limit for concluding the agreement and for introducing in Parliament any legislation necessary to implement it.

Elsewhere

All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.