An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act (aerodromes)

Sponsor

Ruth Ellen Brosseau  NDP

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

Status

Introduced, as of March 8, 2017

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Summary

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This enactment amends the Aeronautics Act to provide for the holding of consultations before the development or expansion of an aerodrome or before any change is made to its operation.

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Aeronautics ActRoutine Proceedings

March 8th, 2017 / 3:15 p.m.
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NDP

Ruth Ellen Brosseau NDP Berthier—Maskinongé, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-341, An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act (aerodromes).

Mr. Speaker, first of all, I would like to thank my colleague from Trois-Rivières for seconding this bill on aeronautics and, more specifically, aerodromes. It seeks to improve the assessment process for aerodrome projects.

In Saint-Cuthbert, in my riding, we have a project, but the current process is extremely flawed. The opinions of elected municipal officials, elected members of the Quebec National Assembly, environmental groups, and the UPA are not taken into account. We therefore want to improve the process to make social licence a condition and ensure that projects are in the public interest.

I would also like to thank all the people who took action on this issue and acknowledge their work. We will not give up. I am thinking of the people of Neuville, Terrebonne, and Mascouche. We have work to do, and I hope that the minister will take this bill into account and act quickly to improve the aerodrome project assessment process.

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