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Public Hearing 1:
Guiding Principles; Overall Government Role; First Nations
July 12, 2001

Ryerson University
Jorgenson Hall Room A250
380 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON

A map of Ryerson Campus is available at

Topics to be addressed at this public hearing:

  1. Recommendations regarding guiding principles

    1. Clear responsibilities and leadership
    2. Risk management/precautionary principle
    3. Multi-barrier approach
    4. Source to return-to-source protection
    5. Public participation
    6. Other principles
  1. Recommendations regarding overall role of government

    1. Constitutional responsibility
      1. Role of Federal Government
      2. Role of First Nations Governments
      3. Role of Provincial Government
    1. Provincial Government structure to provide safe drinking water
    2. Safe Drinking Water Act
  Scheduled appearances

9:15 - 9:30 Commissioner Dennis O'Connor
     Opening Remarks
9:30 - 10:15 Conservation Ontario
     Mr. Paul Emerson, Mr. A.F. (Tony) Smith, Mr. Charley Worte
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:15 Association of Municipalities of Ontario
     Ms. Anne Mulvale (Mayor of Oakville, President AMO), Ms. Nicola Crawhall, Ms. Pat Vanini
11:15 - 12:00 Ontario Municipal Water Association/Ontario Water Works Association
     Mr. Joe Castrilli, Ms. Judy MacDonald
12:00 - 12:30 Energy Probe Research Foundation
     Ms. Elizabeth Brubaker, Mr. Tom Adams
12:30 - 1:30 LUNCH
1:30 - 2:30 CELA
     Mr. Paul Muldoon, Mr. Rick Lindgren
2:30 - 3:30 OPSEU
     Mr. Tim Hadwen, Mr. Tom Parkin
3:30 - 3:45 Break
3:45 - 4:30 Chiefs of Ontario
     Mr. Jonathan Kahn
4:30 - 6:00 Additional time/discussion
     Commissioner O'Connor

Suggested recommendations

1.   AMO/MEA/OGRA Submission   *  (48Kb)

2.   Chiefs of Ontario Submission    (24Kb)

3.   Conservation Ontario Submission    (42Kb)

4.   Energy Probe Research Foundation Submission    (16Kb)

5.   Ontario Public Service Employees Union Submission    (180Kb)

The following Parties' recommendations have already been submitted as part of these
submissions to the Inquiry:

1.   Ontario Municipal Water Association and Ontario Water Works Association -
      1.1. Review of Issue #12 - Communications - in the Powell et al. Report (Judy MacDonald)    (90Kb)
      1.2. Governance Matters Relating to the Provision of Safe Drinking Water in Ontario (Joseph Castrilli)    (177Kb)

2.   The Canadian Environmental Law Association - Tragedy On Tap, Volume III, recommendations 1-16    (310Kb)


The transcripts of this public hearing are available at July 12.

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