An Act to amend various legislative provisions relating to head offices

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

Louise Thibault  Independent

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

Status

Not active, as of Nov. 7, 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 various Acts to remove the requirement that certain agencies, corporations and courts have their head office in Ottawa.

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Bank of Canada ActRoutine Proceedings

November 7th, 2006 / 10:10 a.m.
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Bloc

Louise Thibault Bloc Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques, QC

asked for leave to introduce Bill C-380, An Act to amend various legislative provisions relating to head offices.

She said: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. I apologize to my hon. colleague and thank her for giving unanimous consent. I would like to point out that my seconder is the hon. member for Gatineau.

I have the privilege of introducing a bill to amend various legislative provisions to remove the requirement that certain agencies, corporations and courts have their head offices in Ottawa. Federal legislation requiring of a number of federal entities that they have their head offices specifically in the national capital is out of step with the times.

This legislation unduly benefits Ottawa in terms of government procurement, property leasing as well as jobs, at the expense of other regions of Quebec and Canada, and the Outaouais region in particular. I hope that all my hon. colleagues in this House will support this bill.

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