Canada Water Export Prohibition Act

An Act to prohibit the export of water by interbasin transfers

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in May 2004.

This bill was previously introduced in the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session.

Sponsor

Pat Martin  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Not active, as of Nov. 1, 2002
(This bill did not become law.)

Elsewhere

All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Canada Water Export Prohibition Act
Routine Proceedings

November 1st, 2002 / 12:05 p.m.
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NDP

Pat Martin Winnipeg Centre, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-286, an act to prohibit the export of water by interbasin transfers.

Madam Speaker, as the name of the bill states we are seeking to ban the bulk sale and export of water and in fact the increased commercialization of water. We are also seeking to address the environmental impact of the interbasin transfer of water and the risk of invasive species et cetera in mixing those two water sources.

The bill deals with first, the commercialization of water which we do not believe, as an essential quality for human life, should be commercialized; and second, the recognition of the environmental impact of the interbasin transfer of water. The bill would bar both of those.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)