An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Goldstream River)

This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.


Randall Garrison  NDP

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


Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013

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This enactment amends the Navigable Waters Protection Act in order to add the Goldstream River to the navigable waters listed in the schedule to that Act, as it will read immediately after the coming into force of section 331 of the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012.


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Navigable Waters Protection Act
Routine Proceedings

May 8th, 2013 / 3:15 p.m.
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Randall Garrison Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-509, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Goldstream River).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to introduce the bill entitled An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Goldstream River).

It is with some sadness, actually, that I have to do this, because all the federal environmental protection for the Goldstream River was removed last year in Bill C-38. The bill, very simply, would re-add the Goldstream River to schedule 2 of the Navigable Waters Protection Act and would take this very significant river on Vancouver Island, which is enjoyed by the public every year, in terms of education, with the salmon runs returning, and give it the protection it deserves.

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