An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Peel River)

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


Dennis Bevington  NDP

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


Introduced, as of Oct. 23, 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 Peel 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 Act (Peel River)Routine Proceedings

October 23rd, 2013 / 3:20 p.m.
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Dennis Bevington NDP Western Arctic, NT

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-543, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Peel River).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to add the Peel River to the list of waterways protected under the Navigable Waters Protection Act. The Conservative government removed this very important river from that list as part of second omnibus bill, Bill C-45.

After consulting this summer with the people in the Mackenzie Delta and those in the Yukon, there was a great deal of support for this river's protection. This is one step in making an attempt to return this river to a status of some measure of protection, which means that in the case of a development on the river, the federal government would have a responsibility to ensure that the development was following good practices.

This is a river that has great tourism and wilderness value, and it is a river that has enormous significance to the Gwich'in people of the Northwest Territories and the Yukon.

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