An Action Plan for the National Capital Commission

An Act to amend the National Capital Act and other Acts

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in December 2009.

Sponsor

John Baird  Conservative

Status

In committee (House), as of Oct. 5, 2009
(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 the National Capital Act to

(a) modify the governance structure of the National Capital Commission and increase its transparency;

(b) clarify the National Capital Commission’s responsibilities, including those regarding planning and sound environmental stewardship;

(c) establish the boundaries of Gatineau Park;

(d) enhance the National Capital Commission’s regulation-making powers;

(e) remove the requirement that the National Capital Commission seek Governor in Council approval for real estate transactions; and

(f) harmonize that Act with the civil law regime of Quebec.

This enactment also amends the Official Residences Act to clarify the National Capital Commission’s responsibilities regarding official residences. As well, it makes consequential amendments to other Acts.

Elsewhere

All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Committee, on Oct. 19, 2009

  • André Morency, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Management and Crown Corporation Governance, Corporate Services, Department of Transport
  • Simon Dubé, Director, Portfolio Management, Crown Corporation Governance, Department of Transport
  • John McDonnell, Executive Director, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (Ottawa Valley Chapter)
  • Muriel How, Chair, Gatineau Park Committee, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (Ottawa Valley Chapter)

Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Committee, on Oct. 21, 2009

  • Jean Perras, Mayor, Municipality of Chelsea
  • Malcolm MacTavish, President, Kingsmere Property Owners Association, Municipality of Chelsea
  • Claude Garand, Past President, Meech Lake Association, Municipality of Chelsea

Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Committee, on Oct. 26, 2009

  • Nicole DesRoches, General Director, Regional council for the environment and sustainable development in Outaouais
  • Al Speyers, President, Alliance To Save Our Green Belt
  • Andrew McDermott, Co-Chair, Gatineau Park Protection Committee
  • Jean-Paul Murray, Co-Chair, Gatineau Park Protection Committee

Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Committee, on Oct. 28, 2009

  • Russell Mills, Chair, National Capital Commission
  • Marie Lemay, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Office, National Capital Commission

Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Committee, on Dec. 7, 2009

  • Simon Dubé, Director, Portfolio Management, Crown Corporation Governance, Department of Transport
  • Philippe de Grandpré, Senior Counsel, Canadian Heritage, Legal Services, Department of Justice
  • André Morency, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Management and Crown Corporation Governance, Corporate Services, Department of Transport

Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Committee, on Dec. 9, 2009