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ONTARIO SOURCE WATER PROTECTION ACT AND REGIME

There are two major purposes to this report. To:

• Provide an overview of the elements of the proposed source water protection (SWP) regime, and various critiques of it. This will enable aboriginal peoples and First Nations to understand the basics of what is being proposed, how it fits with other provincial and federal law, and some of key issues with and gaps in the regime, so that First Nations can better participate in consultation and more readily suggest and define alternatives.

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Chiefs of Ontario Bulletin: Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy Integration Meeting

January 5, 2005
Chiefs of Ontario Bulletin

To: All Chiefs
Dt: January 5, 2005
Fr: Sue Chiblow, Environment Coordinator
Re: Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy Integration Meeting

BACKGROUND:

Chiefs of Ontario Bulletin: Drinking Water in First Nations Communities

September 29, 2005
Chiefs of Ontario Bulletin

To: All Chiefs
Dt: September 29, 2005
Fr: Sue Chiblow, Environment Coordinator
Re: Drinking Water in First Nations Communities

The Office of the Auditor General has released the 2005 Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development. Johanne Gelinas, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development has expressed major concern about the lack of laws and regulations on drinking water in First Nation communities.

Chiefs of Ontario Bulletin: Regional Chiefs Committee on Environment

Novemer 2, 2005
Chiefs of Ontario Bulletin

To: Chiefs of Ontario, Tribal Councils and PTOs
Dt: November 2, 2005
Fr: Sue Chiblow, Environment Coordinator
Re: Regional Chiefs Committee on Environment

AFN’s Regional Chiefs Committee on Environment (RCCE) met on October 24 and 25 in Moncton, NB. Items on the agenda included:

Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) Review

February 15, 2006
Chiefs of Ontario Bulletin

To: All Chiefs of Ontario
Dt: February 15, 2006
Fr: Sue Chiblow, Environment Coordinator
Re: Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) Review

The GLWQA was first signed in 1972 reflecting Canada and the United States’ commitment to resolve a wide range of water quality issues facing the Great Lakes and the international section of the St. Lawrence River. A revised GLWQA was signed in 1978 and amended by Protocol in 1987.

Canada’s Response to the Recommendations in the 12th Biennial Report on the Great Lakes Water Qualit

March 7, 2006
Chiefs of Ontario Bulletin

To: All Chiefs of Ontario
Dt: March 7, 2006
Fr: Sue Chiblow, Environment Coordinator
Re: Canada’s Response to the Recommendations in the 12th Biennial Report on the Great Lakes Water Quality by the International Joint Commission (IJC)s

Chiefs of Ontario Bulletin: Climate Change Information Available

October 19, 2006
Chiefs of Ontario Bulletin

To: All Chiefs, Political Confederacy and Tribal Councils
Dt: October 18, 2006
Fr: Sue Chiblow, Environment Coordinator
Re: Climate Change Information Available

Chiefs of Ontario Bulletin Convening of Indigenous Peoples for the Healing of Mother Earth

April 1, 2008

Chiefs of Ontario Bulletin
To: Political Confederacy
Dt: April 1, 2008
Fr: Sue Chiblow, Environment Coordinator
Re: Convening of Indigenous Peoples for the Healing of Mother Earth

Letter to Minister Duncan re: National Assessments of First Nations Water and Wastewater systems

August 15, 2011

Honourable John Duncan, Minister
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
10 Wellington Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0H4

Dear Minister Duncan,

I am writing you to voice my concerns with respect to the results from the National Assessments of First Nations Water and Wastewater systems in First Nation communities, and the proposed re-introduction of Safe Drinking Water Legislation in Parliament this fall.

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Opposing the transport of nuclear waste across Mother Earth

On February 4, 2011, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission authorized Bruce Power to transport 16 school-­‐bus sized decommissioned steam generators to Sweden for recycling. The generators will leave from Owen Sound via ship and pass through Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The total trip should take 3 weeks.i (See route map below)

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