Safe Drinking Water Act

Collection of materials about implementing the Walkerton Inquiry Recommendations

One of the key recommendations of the Walkerton Inquiry was the need for legislative protections in the form of a Safe Drinking Water Act. CELA's interventions during the Inquiry and after contributed to the passage of this new Ontario law.

Below are detailed and summary publications, articles and media releases by CELA concerning the advocacy for and ultimate passage of Ontario's Safe Drinking Water Act and related regulations and policy.

Media Releases

Source Water Protection 2.0: Strengthening Ontario’s Drinking Water Safety Net
CELA seeks commitment from Ontario for swift action on lowering tritium standard
Environmental groups applaud Third Reading of Clean Water Act
Environmentalists Accuse McGuinty Government Of Delay in Fixing “Deficient” Water Well Regulation
Regulation 903 (Wells)
Environmentalists Applaud Release of Ontario's Progress Report on Drinking Water Safety
CELA’s website: Great Lakes Information Network “Site of the Month”
CELA Urges Eves Government to Amend Deficient Drinking Water Bills
CELA urges Ontario to enact strong Safe Drinking Water Act
Comments by the Canadian Environmental Law Association concerning Bill 155, An Act respecting the cost of water and waste water services.
Concerned Walkerton Citizens, CELA urge -- Provincial Safe Drinking Water Legislation Must be Walkerton's Legacy
Environmentalists Urge All-Party Support For Proposed Safe Drinking Water Law In Ontario
Environmentalists Pan Drinking Water Regulation Proposed by Ontario
Safe Drinking Water Law Introduced in Ontario, Environmentalists Call Upon Government for Quick Passage
Environmentalists Criticize Minister's Drinking Water Proposal: Call On Ontario To Enact Safe Drinking Water Law

Publications

Intervenor Articles

Intervenor: Vol. 25 no. 2 April - June 2000
Intervenor: Vol. 25 no. 2 April - June 2000
Intervenor: Vol. 25 no. 2 April - June 2000
Intervenor: vol. 26, no. 1, January - March 2001
Intervenor: Vol 25. No 3 & 4 July-December 2000
Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 3 - 4, July - December 2002
Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 3 - 4, July - December 2002
Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 3 - 4, July - December 2002