Expanding the Object of Federal Regional Development Agencies Act

An Act to expand the object of the federal regional development agencies

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

Sponsor

Jean-François Larose  Forces et Démocratie

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

Status

Introduced, as of Dec. 11, 2014
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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

This enactment expands the object of the federal regional development agencies to include the promotion of sustainable development, environmental protection and the promotion of social and cultural affairs that are within the legislative authority of Parliament.

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Expanding the Object of Federal Regional Development Agencies ActRoutine Proceedings

December 11th, 2014 / 10:05 a.m.
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Forces et Démocratie

Jean-François Larose Forces et Démocratie Repentigny, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-647, An Act to expand the object of the federal regional development agencies.

Mr. Speaker, this bill has four objectives.

To begin, it would broaden the mandates of the federal regional development agencies to include not only economic development in the regions and their communities, but also sustainable development, promotion of social and cultural affairs and environmental protection.

It would also ensure that the agencies work in partnership with municipalities, SMEs, not-for-profit organizations and communities to achieve their new objectives.

In addition, it would facilitate the reallocation of funds that are currently managed by various departments working in silos in order to create a single access point, which would increase access to these funds and reduce red tape.

To conclude, Forces et Démocratie wants the agencies to ensure that development in the regions and communities responds better to actual needs.

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