National Fish and Wildlife Heritage Commission Act

An Act to establish a National Fish and Wildlife Heritage Commission and to re-establish the Survey on the Importance of Nature to Canadians

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session.

Sponsor

Larry Bagnell  Liberal

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

Status

Introduced, as of Feb. 2, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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

This enactment establishes a National Fish and Wildlife Heritage Commission responsible for making recommendations to the Minister of the Environment in order to help protect Canada’s natural resources and promote activities related to fish and wildlife, including hunting and fishing. The enactment also re-establishes the Survey on the Importance of Nature to Canadians.

Elsewhere

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National Fish and Wildlife Heritage Commission Act
Routine Proceedings

February 2nd, 2009 / 3:05 p.m.
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Liberal

Larry Bagnell Yukon, YT

, seconded by the member for Yorkton--Melville,

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-277, An Act to establish a National Fish and Wildlife Heritage Commission and to re-establish the Survey on the Importance of Nature to Canadians.

Mr. Speaker, as co-chair of the outdoors caucus, I am very happy to introduce a bill to establish the national fish and wildlife heritage commission, and to re-establish the survey on the importance of nature to Canadians.

Millions of Canadians participate in hunting, fishing and outdoor activities. It is a huge component of our tourism industry and it is very important that we do a lot of conservancy to preserve these resources. It is also important to make sure that harmful species are not introduced to our lakes and streams, and to make sure that there is greater youth involvement and awareness of these activities.

It is important to make sure there is no derogation of aboriginal rights. This is a very exciting initiative and I look forward to the support of the entire House.

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