National Environmental Standards Act

An Act to provide for the harmonization of environmental standards throughout Canada

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Mario Silva  Liberal

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

Status

Not active, as of May 31, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

The purpose of this enactment is to establish a process of consultation with the provinces in order to achieve uniformity in the environmental standards applied throughout the country.

The Minister of the Environment is required to convene a conference of provincial ministers of the environment and to establish an advisory committee on uniformity in environmental standards. The Committee is responsible for the preparation of a report to be laid by the Minister before each House of Parliament and to be considered by the appropriate Standing Committees.

Elsewhere

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National Environmental Standards Act
Routine Proceedings

May 31st, 2006 / 3:30 p.m.
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Liberal

Mario Silva Davenport, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-315, An Act to provide for the harmonization of environmental standards throughout Canada.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to table my private member's bill, an act to provide for the harmonization of environmental standards throughout Canada.

With rising temperatures, incredible climate change and smog-related sickness affecting things across the country, we must act to protect our wildlife and our environment before it is too late.

Having had the opportunity to speak with representatives from organizations such as the Canadian Boreal Initiative and Nature Canada, I have come to believe that harmonizing national environmental standards must be set and met in order to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the land we are so fortunate to live upon.

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