Blog: Freshwater Highlights From Budget 2022

On April 7, 2022, the Government of Canada released the budget for 2022-2023, “A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable.” The budget contains several proposals and updates on federal freshwater programs. Highlights include: clean drinking water for First Nations communities, freshwater protections, and monitoring of plastic waste in water systems. 

Submission on Eliminating Lead from Ontario’s Drinking Water

Lead in Ontario’s drinking water is an ongoing and serious public health threat and a “drinking water health hazard” pursuant to the Safe Drinking Water Act (“SDWA”). There is no safe level of exposure to lead, specially for young children. The time has come to eliminate lead in drinking water as a public health harm once and for all, and to ensure that human health is protected. CELA strongly supports the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ commitment outlined in its two-year assessment of the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan to update its current lead policies and to consult on further actions to reduce levels of lead in drinking water.

Protecting Water in Ontario

Presentation on drivers of law reform to the University of Waterloo Collaborative Water Program

First Nations’ On-Reserve Source Water Protection

Title: Slideshow: First Nations' On-Reserve Source Water Protection Resource Type: Presentation Content: SourceWaterProtection final # of Pages: 20 Date authored: August 13, 2015 Publication number: 1030 Author/s: Theresa McClenaghan and Barbora Grochalova Author Organization: CELA

Briefing Note to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples re: Bill S-8 First Nations Safe Drinking Water Act

Title: Briefing Note to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples re: Bill S-8 First Nations Safe Drinking Water Act Resource Type: Letter Content: 846CELA_BriefingNoteBillS-8 # of Pages: 4 Date authored: June 6, 2012 Publication number: 846 Author/s: Theresa McClenaghan and…

Bill S-11: An Attempt to Introduce a First Nations Drinking Water Bill, Presentation to Insight Aboriginal Law Forum

Title: Bill S-11: An Attempt to Introduce a First Nations Drinking Water Bill Presentation to Insight Aboriginal Law Forum Resource Type: Presentation Content: 812Bill S-11 – An Attempt to Introduce a-1 # of Pages: 41 Date authored: October 24, 2011…