An Act to amend the National Capital Act (Gatineau Park)

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.


Paul Dewar  NDP

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


Introduced, as of April 22, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)


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

This enactment amends the National Capital Act to

(a) establish the boundaries of Gatineau Park;

(b) provide a mechanism for enlarging the boundaries of Gatineau Park;

(c) recognize that one of the objects and purposes of the National Capital Commission is to acquire private or provincial immovables situated in Gatineau Park; and

(d) require the owners of immovables situated in Gatineau Park to give the National Capital Commission a right of first refusal on the sale of those immovables.


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National Capital and Gatineau Park ActRoutine Proceedings

April 22nd, 2009 / 4:05 p.m.
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Paul Dewar NDP Ottawa Centre, ON

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)