An Act to amend the National Capital Act (appointments and meetings)

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.


Paul Dewar  NDP

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


Not active, as of Nov. 9, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)


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

This enactment amends the National Capital Act to

(a) reduce the number of members of the National Capital Commission from

fifteen to seven;

(b) have the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and other members of the Commission appointed to hold office during good behaviour and increase the term of the other members from three to four years;

(c) require that two of the other members also be city councillors, one for the city of Ottawa and one for the city of Gatineau; and

(d) open the Commission’s meetings to the public.


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National Capital ActRoutine Proceedings

November 9th, 2006 / 10:05 a.m.
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Paul Dewar NDP Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-381, An Act to amend the National Capital Act (appointments and meetings).

Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my seconder, the hon. member for Sackville—Eastern Shore, for helping me with this important project, an act to amend the National Capital Act regarding appointments and public meetings.

For years now, people have asked for transparency and a public process for the appointment of people to the National Capital Commission. I am delighted to present this bill to bring democracy to the National Capital Commission and to ensure that we have a National Capital Commission of which we can all be proud. I hope that the government actually takes my bill and adopts it.

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