Bill S-8

Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

An Act respecting the safety of drinking water on First Nation lands

This bill was tabled by on March 1, 2012.

more...

How does a bill become a law?

Don’t trust Schoolhouse Rock – that’s for Americans. To become a law, a bill in the Canada’s Parliament needs to go through the following steps, and pass when voted on during each step:

  • It all starts with the first reading, when the bill is introduced.
  • Next comes the second reading, when other MPs or Senators get to debate the bill.
  • After that, the bill goes to a committee that studies and amends it line-by-line. Once they finish, the bill goes returns to the House or Senate for the report stage, where anyone can propose amendments.
  • The third reading is the moment of truth: no more changes, just a debate and a final vote on whether or not the bill should pass.
  • If a bill makes it through all of those steps – in both the House of Commons and Senate – it’s ready to get Royal Assent and become a law.

Status of this Bill

First Reading

Activity Feed

  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Royal Assent

    I have the honour to inform the House that when the House did attend His Excellency the Governor General in the Senate chamber, His Excellency was pleased to give, in Her Majesty's name, the royal assent to certain bills: ... more

    June 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean Crowder
    Jean Crowder spoke about Government Orders > First Nations Elections Act

    Mr. Speaker, although we certainly support the four-year election term under this legislation, there are a number of other parts of the legislation that are ill-defined. We have to look to other instances where people cannot trust what is in legislation. I look to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its ongoing dispute with the government over relevant documents. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Van Loan
    Peter Van Loan spoke about Oral Questions > Business of the House

    Mr. Speaker, this time last week, I said that I hoped to have a substantial list of accomplishments to report to the House. Indeed, I do. ... more

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Nathan Cullen
    Nathan Cullen spoke about Oral Questions > Business of the House

    Mr. Speaker, it is nice to have that level of civility. I congratulate my friend across the way. ... more

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean Crowder
    Jean Crowder spoke about Government Orders > First Nations Elections Act > Second Reading

    Mr. Speaker, I am rising to speak to Bill S-6, an act respecting the election and term of office of chiefs and councillors of certain first nations and the composition of council of those first nations. ... more

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean Crowder
    Jean Crowder spoke about Government Orders > First Nations Elections Act > Second Reading

    Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Western Arctic for his input on this piece of legislation and, of course, for the great work that he does on the aboriginal affairs committee. ... more

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Government Orders > Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

    The House resumed from June 6, consideration of the motion that Bill S-8, An Act respecting the safety of drinking water on First Nation lands, be read the third time and passed.

    June 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • Vote 742
    That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
    • In favour 100%
      Green
    • Against 100%
      Liberal
    • In favour 100%
      Bloc
    • Against 91%
      NDP
    • In favour 100%
      Conservative
    June 10, 2013
  • Photo of Stephen Woodworth
    Stephen Woodworth spoke about Government Orders > Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is indeed an honour to rise today to speak in support of Bill S-8, the safe drinking water for first nations act. ... more

    June 7, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of John Rafferty
    John Rafferty spoke about Government Orders > Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to speak on this particular bill today. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alain Giguère
    Alain Giguère spoke about Government Orders > Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

    Mr. Speaker, I want to say that I will be sharing my time with my colleague from Thunder Bay—Rainy River. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joan Crockatt
    Joan Crockatt spoke about Government Orders > Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

    Mr. Speaker, I support Bill S-8, the safe drinking water for first nations act, because it stands to benefit all Canadians, regardless of where they live. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kyle Seeback
    Kyle Seeback spoke about Government Orders > Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am happy to speak to Bill S-8 today. I will be sharing my time with the member for Calgary Centre. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of James Rajotte
    James Rajotte spoke about Government Orders > Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure today to stand in this House and speak in support of Bill S-8, the safe drinking water for first nations act. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Government Orders > Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

    Mr. Speaker, I read Bill S-8. I can see that the regulation-making powers are extensive but without action to ensure that there is capacity in first nations communities, and there have been some expressions of concern from first nations, to make sure that there is money to make this work. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Cheryl Gallant
    Cheryl Gallant spoke about Government Orders > Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

    Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Edmonton—Leduc. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jonathan Genest-Jourdain
    Jonathan Genest-Jourdain spoke about Government Orders > Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

    Mr. Speaker, I will continue my speech. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Government Orders > Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

    The House resumed consideration of the motion that Bill S-8, An Act respecting the safety of drinking water on First Nation lands, be read the third time and passed.

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jonathan Genest-Jourdain
    Jonathan Genest-Jourdain spoke about Government Orders > Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

    Mr. Speaker, I had a very quick look at my recent speeches in the House, and I noticed a common underlying thread in a large number of bills introduced in the House. I have already made at least three speeches this week that touched on the same subjects, the same common thread and the same trains of thought. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Carol Hughes
    Carol Hughes spoke about Government Orders > Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

    Mr. Speaker, I will share my time with the member for Manicouagan. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Laurie Hawn
    Laurie Hawn spoke about Government Orders > Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise to speak to and declare my support for Bill S-8, the safe drinking water for first nations act. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Mark Strahl
    Mark Strahl spoke about Government Orders > Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is indeed a pleasure to participate in this debate today. I want to say at the outset that I will be splitting my time with the hon. member for Edmonton Centre. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Mark Strahl
    Mark Strahl spoke about Government Orders > Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is always entertaining when that member rises to his feet and speaks about just about anything but the bill in front of us. He did that again today. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Pat Martin
    Pat Martin spoke about Government Orders > Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

    Mr. Speaker, maybe I will have an opportunity to expand somewhat on those thoughts and remind my colleague again of the legal meaning of the word “consultation” and all that it implies. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of LaVar Payne
    LaVar Payne spoke about Government Orders > Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

    Mr. Speaker, like my colleague, I had the privilege of sitting on the aboriginal and northern affairs committee under your tutelage as the committee chair, and also under my colleague from Peace River. That was an important part of an opportunity to learn a lot about the first nations. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Load more