An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Moonlight Lake and other lakes and rivers)

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


Anne Minh-Thu Quach  NDP

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


Introduced, as of Oct. 31, 2013
(This bill did not become law.)


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This enactment amends the Navigable Waters Protection Act in order to add Moonlight Lake and other lakes and 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

October 31st, 2013 / 12:15 p.m.
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Anne Minh-Thu Quach NDP Beauharnois—Salaberry, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-546, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Moonlight Lake and other lakes and rivers).

Mr. Speaker, I am very proud to rise today in the House to introduce this bill, which would amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act. The Conservatives passed this act, which removed environmental protections from more than 90% of our waterways.

Many of my constituents and my colleague's constituents from Châteauguay—Saint-Constant have written to us asking us to work on protecting many rivers and waterways, including the Trout River, the Châteauguay River and other rivers. They want to be able to continue their ecotourism activities, participate in the activities that keep us in shape and drink the water without worrying about becoming sick.

This is very important to all of our constituents. This summer we participated in an activity with some of them. It is very important for future generations of Canadians to have access to drinking water, access to waterways so they can participate in ecotourism activities and to reap the economic benefits of these activities.

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