moved for leave to introduce Bill C-286, an act to prohibit the export of water by interbasin transfers.
Madam Speaker, as the name of the bill states we are seeking to ban the bulk sale and export of water and in fact the increased commercialization of water. We are also seeking to address the environmental impact of the interbasin transfer of water and the risk of invasive species et cetera in mixing those two water sources.
The bill deals with first, the commercialization of water which we do not believe, as an essential quality for human life, should be commercialized; and second, the recognition of the environmental impact of the interbasin transfer of water. The bill would bar both of those.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)