BILL S-8: Safe Drinking Water for First Nation 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.

Thunder Bay Service Centre

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:

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)

Report of the Expert Panel on Safe Drinking Water for First Nations (2006)

Safe Drinking Water for First Nations: Final Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples (2007)