Canada Peace Initiatives Act

An Act to ensure annual reports to Parliament on Canadian peace initiatives

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

Sponsor

Alexa McDonough  NDP

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

Status

Not active, as of Feb. 28, 2008
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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

This enactment requires the Minister of Foreign Affairs to submit to each House of Parliament an annual report setting out Canada’s accomplishments in the promotion of international peace and security, in public diplomacy and in peace building and peacekeeping through the United Nations and other multilateral organizations.

Elsewhere

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Canada Peace Initiatives ActRoutine Proceedings

February 28th, 2008 / 10:10 a.m.
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NDP

Alexa McDonough NDP Halifax, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-515, An Act to ensure annual reports to Parliament on Canadian peace initiatives.

Mr. Speaker, this morning it is my pleasure to introduce a bill that I think is of interest and concern not only to Canadians generally but people around the world in relation to their own governments.

Specifically, this is a bill that requires the foreign affairs minister to submit an annual report setting out Canada's initiatives and accomplishments in the promotion of international peace and security, public diplomacy, peace building and peacekeeping, both through the United Nations and other multilateral organizations.

This is one of the great challenges of our time. We enter into various obligations. We do very little systematic reporting back to the Canadian people through Parliament on the results of our efforts. If this is not an important thing on which to report to Canadians, I do not know what is. I very much commend it to all members.

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