Safe Drinking Water Act

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.

Dec 16 2018

New report by Walkerton citizens’ lawyers finds Bill 66 threatens Ontario’s drinking water
Title:Briefing Note: Ontario Bill 66 and the Clean Water Act, 2006
Resource Type:Report
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:2
Date authored:December 17, 2018
Author/s:Theresa McClenaghan and Richard Lindgren
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:“Open-for-Business” Planning By-laws, Drinking Water Safety, and the lessons of the Walkerton Tragedy: Legal Analysis of Schedule 10 of Ontario Bill 66
Resource Type:Report
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:18
Date authored:December 16, 2018
Author/s:Theresa McClenaghan and Richard Lindgren
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:Technical Discussion Paper on Proposed Ontario Drinking Water Quality Standards

Response to EBR Registry Number 012-1594

Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:8
Date authored:February 12, 2015
Publication number:1018
Author/s:Theresa McClenaghan and Catherine Bulman
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association

Oct 30 2014

Ontario Water Law - New Publication Released
Title:Application for Review filed pursuant to Section 61 of the Environmental Bill of Rights RE: Subsection 1(1) and sections 35 to 50 of Ontario Water Resources Act and Ontario Regulation 903 (Wells)
Resource Type:Legal Submissions
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:25
Date authored:December 18, 2013
Publication number:974
Author/s:Richard Lindgren
Author Organization:CELA
Title:Request for meeting regarding Ontario Drinking Water Safety and the Implementation of the 2009 Report and Advice on the Ontario Drinking Water Standard for Tritium
Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:3
Date authored:October 24, 2012
Publication number:881
Author/s:Theresa McClenaghan and 4 others
Author Organization:CELA, Northwatch and 2 other organizations
Title:Fact Sheet: Drinking Water Legislation 2012
Resource Type:Fact Sheet
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:11
Date authored:November 4, 2012
Author/s:Erica Stahl
Author Organization:CELA
Title:Briefing Note to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples re: Bill S-8 First Nations Safe Drinking Water Act
Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:4
Date authored:June 6, 2012
Publication number:846
Author/s:Theresa McClenaghan and Ramani Nadarajah
Author Organization:CELA
Title:Bill S-11: An Attempt to Introduce a First Nations Drinking Water Bill

Presentation to Insight Aboriginal Law Forum

Resource Type:Presentation
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:41
Date authored:October 24, 2011
Publication number:812
Author/s:Theresa McClenaghan
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
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