An Act to amend the Radiocommunication 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

Gary Lunn  Canadian Alliance

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

Status

Not active, as of Nov. 5, 2003
(This bill did not become law.)

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Radiocommunication ActRoutine Proceedings

November 5th, 2003 / 3:35 p.m.
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Canadian Alliance

Gary Lunn Canadian Alliance Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-467, an act to amend the Radiocommunication Act.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce a bill to amend the Radiocommunication Act with respect to antenna tower policy review. Radio tower placement is becoming an increasing problem across Canada. Striking a balance between the many competing interests in this field is not easy.

This bill would do three things. It would require radio tower proponents to commit to shared usage whenever possible. Exceptions would apply for amateur operators for whom shared usage is simply not possible. It would increase the ability of local land use authorities like municipalities to decide what is approved within their jurisdictions. Finally and most important, it would streamline the approval process and allow swift action by Industry Canada to stop those who contravene the conditions of their licences.

The lack of legislative clarity in this area is obvious. It is time for the government to act. We need fair regulations that are enforceable. My bill would provide this. I ask all hon. members to support it.

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