An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Bloodvein River and other rivers)

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.


Niki Ashton  NDP

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


Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013
(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 Navigable Waters Protection Act in order to add the Bloodvein River and other rivers to the navigable waters listed in the schedule to that Act, as it will read immediately after the coming into force of section 331 of the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012.


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Navigable Waters Protection ActRoutine Proceedings

April 22nd, 2013 / 3:15 p.m.
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Niki Ashton NDP Churchill, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-491, an act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Bloodvein River and other rivers).

Mr. Speaker, it is my honour today on Earth Day to present a bill to re-add heritage rivers in Manitoba to the Navigable Waters Protection Act. The Bloodvein River, the Seal River, the Hayes River, and the Churchill River must come under this act. The people who have travelled on them, from first nations to the Metis people to people from across Canada and the world, have built our region. Today these waterways are the source of livelihood for fishers, trappers, lodge owners, ecotourists, cottagers, and Manitobans from across our province.

The future lies in protecting these heritage rivers. We call on the government to act.

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