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)