Rethinking Self-Government Agreements: The Case of Potable Water

DOWNLOAD |  The Walkerton tragedy has highlighted the complexities of governments providing safe drinking water to their citizens, a service that many of us previously took for granted. Unfortunately, most self-government agreements prior to Walkerton have not been fashioned to meet these complexities and, as a result, are seriously flawed. These flaws extend to other services provided by government where some regulation is required. The policy implications are numerous. For example, past agreements need to be reviewed, possibly modified and certainly not extended to other First Nations in their current form.

Author: John Graham

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