National Civil Defence Force Act

An Act to establish a National Civil Defence Force

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

Mac Harb  Liberal

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

Status

Not active, as of Feb. 13, 2003
(This bill did not become law.)

Elsewhere

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National Civil Defence Force Act
Routine Proceedings

February 13th, 2003 / 10:25 a.m.
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Liberal

Mac Harb Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-391, an act to establish a National Civil Defence Force.

Mr. Speaker, all we have to do is go back to the ice storm, which hit most of eastern Canada, to realize how important it is for us to establish a national mechanism to deal with crises, whether it be provincial or interprovincial.

The purpose of the bill is to establish a national institution that would coordinate efforts to deal with issues affecting crises from time to time, whether it be a flood, a natural disaster or something else.The organization would be manned and supported by volunteers from across the nation. Those volunteers would be trained and coordinated through some sort of a mechanism.

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

Canadian Bill of Rights
Routine Proceedings

February 13th, 2003 / 10:25 a.m.
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Liberal

Mac Harb Ottawa Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, would it be possible to have unanimous consent to reintroduce a series of bills, 30 in total, with the exception of Bill C-390, an act to establish a national registry of medical devices, and Bill C-391, an act to establish a National Civil Defence Force, which I will introduce and speak to?

If I could have unanimous consent we would not have to go through those 30 bills one by one?