Endangered Species Sanctuaries Act

An Act respecting the creation of sanctuaries for endangered species of wildlife

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2002.


Keith Martin  Canadian Alliance

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


Not active, as of May 4, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)


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Endangered Species Sanctuaries ActRoutine Proceedings

May 4th, 2001 / 12:10 p.m.
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Canadian Alliance

Keith Martin Canadian Alliance Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-346, an act respecting the creation of sanctuaries for endangered species of wildlife.

Madam Speaker, one of the challenges facing our country is the identification of critical habitat based on scientific means. The bill would enable critical habitat, habitat essential to the preservation of endangered species, to be protected. The designation of a species would be done on scientific grounds based on COSEWIC.

The bill would obligate the federal government to enter into agreements not only with provinces but with private landowners. Under extenuating circumstances where no agreement can be reached the bill would enable the federal government to impose minimal expropriation. Individuals would be remunerated at fair market value for whatever is expropriated.

The bill would strike a balance between private and public interests for species deemed endangered.

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