An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Ashuapmushuan River, Mistassini River and Peribonka River)

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.

Sponsor

François Choquette  NDP

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

Status

Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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This enactment amends the Navigable Waters Protection Act in order to add the Ashuapmushuan River, the Mistassini River and the Peribonka River 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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NDP

François Choquette NDP Drummond, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-493, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Ashuapmushuan River, Mistassini River and Peribonka River).

Mr. Speaker, I wish everyone a happy Earth Day.

Today, I am introducing a bill to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act to include the Ashuapmushuan River, the Mistassini River and the Peribonka River. In fact the member for Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean has not done his job today. I would like to talk to the House about the importance of these rivers and why we must protect them.

The Ashuapmushuan River is of great environmental significance. The river has been designated an aquatic reserve until 2017. It is also very important to preserve the Peribonka River because it is a kayaker's paradise and integral to the Pointe-Taillon National Park. The Mistassini River supports a number of species of fish, including the Atlantic salmon and the American eel, which are presently being studied to determine if they should be added to the Species at Risk Act.

That is why these rivers should be protected.

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