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.



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)


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