Uranium Mine Ownership Act

An Act respecting ownership of uranium mines in Canada

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.

This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.


Bradley Trost  Conservative

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


Outside the Order of Precedence (a private member's bill that hasn't yet won the draw that determines which private member's bills can be debated), as of Dec. 14, 2011
(This bill did not become law.)


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

This enactment provides that any transaction that would result in majority ownership by non-residents of a uranium mining property in Canada must be approved by the Minister of National Defence.


All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, an excellent resource from the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Uranium Mine Ownership ActRoutine Proceedings

December 14th, 2011 / 3:20 p.m.
See context


Bradley Trost Conservative Saskatoon—Humboldt, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-385, An Act respecting ownership of uranium mines in Canada.

Mr. Speaker, I wish to thank the member for Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River for seconding this legislation.

This legislation would enable foreign investors to purchase and own the entirety of Canadian uranium mines and properties. This is a policy that has been supported by not just the current government of Saskatchewan but previous NDP and Conservative governments in Saskatchewan because it would increase jobs and investment in our province and throughout the country.

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