An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (Shawnigan Lake)

This bill was last introduced in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2019.


Alistair MacGregor  NDP

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


Introduced, as of March 10, 2016
(This bill did not become law.)


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This enactment amends the Navigation Protection Act in order to add Shawnigan Lake to the navigable waters listed in the schedule to that Act.


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Navigation Protection ActRoutine Proceedings

March 10th, 2016 / 10:05 a.m.
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Alistair MacGregor NDP Cowichan—Malahat—Langford, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-252, An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (Shawnigan Lake).

Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to rise in the House to introduce this bill today. This bill adds Shawnigan Lake to the scheduled list of waters protected under the Navigation Protection Act.

It is but a first small step in the much larger battle against contamination of our water resources. It is outrageous that we are not effectively protecting marine wildlife, drinking water, and our watersheds from environmental degradation.

I want to let the community of Shawnigan know that I will continue to be an ally in the fight to protect water resources and preserve them for generations to come.

If I may, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the Shawnigan community's courageous fight against the contaminated soil dump in their watershed. I intend to be there with them for the long term.

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