National Ecosystems Council of Canada Act

An Act respecting the National Ecosystems Council of Canada

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session and the 40th Parliament, 1st Session.


Anita Neville  Liberal

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


Introduced, as of Jan. 26, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)


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

This enactment establishes a national council to study the sustainability of Canadian ecosystems and to implement measures to protect those ecosystems.


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National Ecosystems Council of Canada ActRoutine Proceedings

December 1st, 2008 / 3:10 p.m.
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Anita Neville Liberal Winnipeg South Centre, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-239, An Act respecting the National Ecosystems Council of Canada.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to reintroduce my private member’s bill. If passed, it would see the establishment of the national ecosystems council of Canada.

I am introducing this bill once again in this 40th session of Parliament based on my desire to see the health of Lake Winnipeg's watershed and other watersheds across Canada restored. If this council is established, watersheds across Canada would receive the necessary attention to restore their health. In the case of Lake Winnipeg, it would ensure the viability of the economy it supports and ensure that it remains a gathering spot for Manitobans for generations to come.

Lake Winnipeg was recently featured in a national magazine as a forgotten lake. This national treasure must not be forgotten. It is beloved to most Manitobans. A plan for restoration and preservation is imperative.

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