Farmers Compensation and Blue-green Algae Proliferation Prevention Act

An Act to provide compensation to farmers and prevent the proliferation of blue-green algae and to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (use of phosphorus)

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

Sponsor

Thomas Mulcair  NDP

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

Status

Not active, as of May 14, 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 provides for compensation to any farmer for losses suffered as a result of complying with regulations requiring a 10-metre buffer zone within which farmers are prohibited from farming.

The enactment also amends the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to prohibit the use or sale in Canada and the import of dishwashing detergents that contain phosphorus.

Elsewhere

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Farmers Compensation and Blue-green Algae Proliferation Prevention ActRoutine Proceedings

May 14th, 2008 / 3:15 p.m.
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NDP

Thomas Mulcair NDP Outremont, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-546, An Act to provide compensation to farmers and prevent the proliferation of blue-green algae and to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (use of phosphorus).

Mr. Speaker, this enactment provides for compensation to any farmer for losses suffered as a result of complying with regulations requiring a 10-metre buffer zone within which farmers are prohibited from farming.

It would also interdict the importation of any dishwashing liquid or powder that contains any amount of phosphates, in both cases to eliminate blue-green algae.

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