Georges Bank Protection Act

An Act to amend the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act

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

Sponsor

Greg Rickford  Conservative

Status

This bill has received Royal Assent and is now law.

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act to provide that a statutory moratorium on the exploration and drilling for, and the production, conservation and processing of, petroleum in the Canadian portion of Georges Bank in the offshore area, and the transportation of petroleum produced in that portion of the offshore area, be re-established and may also be extended by joint notice of the Minister of Natural Resources and his or her provincial counterpart.

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(Bill C-64. On the Order: Government Orders:)

June 19, 2015--Bill C-64, An Act to amend the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act

(Bill read the second time, referred to a committee of the whole, considered in committee of the whole, reported without amendment, concurred in at report stage and read the third time and passed)

(Bill C-72. On the Order: Government Orders:)

June 19, 2015--Bill C-72, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act

(Bill read the second time, referred to a committee of the whole, considered in committee of the whole, reported without amendment, concurred in at report stage and read the third time and passed)

Georges Bank Protection ActRoutine Proceedings

June 5th, 2015 / noon
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Conservative

Peter MacKay Conservative Central Nova, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-64, An Act to amend the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act.

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

June 4th, 2015 / 4:45 p.m.
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Conservative

The Chair Conservative James Rajotte

I have a ruling. Amendments LIB-4 and LIB-5 are consequential to each other, so I'm foreshadowing my ruling on LIB-5, but I will read the ruling on LIB-4.

This amendment seeks to amend Bill C-59. The amendment would result in an increase in the value of the benefit in question. House of Commons Procedure and Practice, , second edition, states on pages 767-8:

Since an amendment may not infringe upon the financial initiative of the Crown, it is inadmissible if it imposes a charge on the public treasury, or if it extends the objects or purposes or relaxes the conditions and qualifications specified in the royal recommendation.

In the opinion of the Chair, the amendment proposes to increase the value of the said benefit that would impose an additional charge on the public treasury, and therefore, I rule the amendment inadmissible. This applies to LIB-4. It also applies to NDP-13.

Does the NDP wish to address clause 217 in general?

Monsieur Côté.