Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

An Act respecting the safety of drinking water on First Nation lands

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2013.

Status

This bill has received Royal Assent and is now law.

Summary

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

This enactment addresses health and safety issues on reserve lands and certain other lands by providing for regulations to govern drinking water and waste water treatment in First Nations communities. Regulations could be made on a province-by-province basis to mirror existing provincial regulatory regimes, with adaptations to address the circumstances of First Nations living on those lands.

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.

Votes

June 10, 2013 Passed That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
June 6, 2013 Passed That, in relation to Bill S-8, An Act respecting the safety of drinking water on First Nation lands, not more than five further hours shall be allotted to the consideration of the third reading stage of the Bill; and that, at the expiry of the five hours provided for the consideration of the third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
June 4, 2013 Passed That Bill S-8, An Act respecting the safety of drinking water on First Nation lands, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments].
May 8, 2013 Passed That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.
May 8, 2013 Passed That this question be now put.
May 8, 2013 Passed That, in relation to Bill S-8, An Act respecting the safety of drinking water on First Nation lands, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee, on May 21, 2013

  • Vaughn Paul, Chief Executive Officer, First Nations of Alberta Technical Services Advisory Group
  • Regena Crowchild, Councillor, Tsuu T'ina First Nation

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee, on May 23, 2013

  • Graham Gagnon, Director, Dalhousie University, Centre for Water Resources Studies
  • Steve Hrudey, Former Panel Member, Expert Panel on Safe Drinking Water, As an Individual
  • Ernie Daykin, Director and Chair, Aboriginal Relations Committee, Metro Vancouver
  • Gary MacIsaac, Executive Director, Union of British Columbia Municipalities
  • Ralph Hildebrand, General Manager, Corporate Counsel, Corporate Services, Metro Vancouver
  • Dean Vicaire, Co-Chair, Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat
  • John Paul, Executive Director, Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat
  • Robert Howsam, Executive Director, Ontario First Nations Technical Services Advisory Group
  • Mathew Hoppe, Technical Manager, Ontario First Nations Technical Services Advisory Group

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee, on May 28, 2013

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee, on May 30, 2013

  • Jamie Lafontaine, Program Manager, Environmental Public Health, Interprofessional Advisory and Program Support, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada
  • Karl Carisse, Senior Director, Innovation and Major Policy Transformation Directorate, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
  • Andrew Ouchterlony, Counsel, Operations and Programs, Legal Services, Department of Justice
  • Lee-Yong Tan, Legal Counsel, Legal Services, Department of Justice