An Act to amend the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in May 2004.

This bill was previously introduced in the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session.

Sponsor

Keith Martin  Independent

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

Status

Not active, as of April 9, 2003
(This bill did not become law.)

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Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade ActRoutine Proceedings

April 9th, 2003 / 3:10 p.m.
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Canadian Alliance

Keith Martin Canadian Alliance Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-427, an act to amend the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act.

Mr. Speaker, as we know, Canada is a major conduit in the trafficking of endangered species. For years the government has not lived up to our obligations under the convention on international trade in endangered species, also known as CITES.

Bill C-427 would strengthen the ability of our country to allow the import and export of species in a fair and safe manner. It would also ensure that the export and import of those species would be done in a manner that is fair and safe to those animals; as we know, a vast majority of them actually die in transport. It would also ensure that the government lives up to its commitments under CITES so that we would no longer be a country that is ashamed of our international reputation with respect to the international trade in endangered species.

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