moved for leave to introduce Bill C-367, An Act to amend the National Capital Act (Gatineau Park).
Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from British Columbia for supporting me on this bill as a seconder.
This bill in essence would do what should have been done many years ago, and that is to make our national jewel just across the river, Gatineau Park, a protected national park. In fact many people are surprised when they hear that Gatineau Park today is not protected legislatively. This bill would provide protection for what is a crown jewel but is without protection.
I rise today to join with others who have asked for this bill to be adopted, such as Sierra Club Canada and the Friends of Gatineau Park, among others. On this day, Earth Day, they would like to see us make advancements in the protection of green space. We could do that by adopting this bill.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)