An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Vancouver Island)

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


Randall Garrison  NDP

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


Introduced, as of Dec. 2, 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 five lakes and one river on Vancouver Island 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

December 2nd, 2013 / 3:10 p.m.
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Randall Garrison NDP Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-557, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Vancouver Island).

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Vancouver Island). I am introducing this bill today in an attempt to counteract some of the negative consequences of the Conservatives' second budget bill, which removed all environmental protection for each and every lake, river and stream on Vancouver Island. This bill would restore that protection which is so important to the future salmon runs, to recreation and to tourism on central and northern Vancouver Island, by specifically protecting Nimpkish Lake, Owikeno Lake, Horne Lake, Kennedy Lake, Great Central Lake, Sproat Lake and the Campbell River.

This bill complements the bill I introduced previously to provide similar protection for the Goldstream River in my own riding.

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