Bill C-561 (Historical)
An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (mining activities)
This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.
Francis Scarpaleggia Liberal
Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)
Introduction and First Reading
(This bill did not become law.)
June 17th, 2010 / 10:30 a.m.
Francis Scarpaleggia Lac-Saint-Louis, QC
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-561, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (mining activities).
Mr. Speaker, I am introducing a bill which would address a practice that is occurring with increasing frequency and which is of enormous concern to those of us who would like to see Canada's freshwater lakes better protected. This practice is the practice of mining companies asking for permission under the metal mining effluent regulations to use healthy freshwater lakes as dumping grounds for mine tailings.
Unfortunately, permission for that practice is being granted much too easily. This bill would close the loophole in the Fisheries Act which allows that practice to occur.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)