Access to safe drinking water for First Nations communities has been a hot-button issue in Canada. Our newest contributor, the Environmental Law Centre Society, has made A Draft Submission: Canada’s Legal Obligation and Duty to Ensure On-Reserve Access to Clean Drinking Water publicly available.
The original draft submission was the work of Craig Crooks, a law student at the Centre, who prepared the document for a BC First Nation. It presents the argument that “Ottawa is legally obliged to do more to upgrade First Nations’ drinking water systems”. As the issue affects many aboriginal communities, this publication would be useful as a resource for other First Nations who intend to make similar submissions to the Federal Government.