An Act to amend the National Capital Act (Gatineau Park)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Paul Dewar  NDP

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

Status

Not active, as of May 19, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the National Capital Act to

(a) establish the boundaries of Gatineau Park;

(b) provide a mechanism for changing the boundaries of Gatineau Park;

(c) recognize that one of the objects and purposes of the National Capital Commission is to acquire privately owned real properties or provincial properties situated in Gatineau Park; and

(d) require the owners of real property situated in Gatineau Park to give the National Capital Commission a right of first refusal on the sale of the property.

Elsewhere

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National Capital ActRoutine Proceedings

May 19th, 2006 / 12:10 p.m.
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NDP

Paul Dewar NDP Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-311, An Act to amend the National Capital Act (Gatineau Park).

Mr. Speaker, I am proud to introduce my first private member's bill. It is an act to amend the National Capital Act. This is actually an issue that my predecessor, the member for Ottawa Centre, Mr. Broadbent, had put forward in the House. I wish to follow up on his good work.

The bill would seek to establish boundaries around Gatineau Park and provide a mechanism for changes to the boundaries around Gatineau Park. It is to recognize that one of the purposes of the National Capital Commission is to acquire privately owned land, so that real properties or provincial properties situated in Gatineau Park remain in the public context.

I am delighted to have the support of my colleague from Hamilton East—Stoney Creek.

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