An Act to amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act (composition of the Board)

Sponsor

John Aldag  Liberal

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

Status

Second reading (House), as of Oct. 25, 2017

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Summary

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This enactment amends the Historic Sites and Monuments Act to increase the number of members of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and to provide for First Nations, Inuit and Métis representation on the Board. It also modifies the en­titlements of Board members.

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Historic Sites and Monuments ActRoutine Proceedings

October 18th, 2017 / 3:20 p.m.
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Liberal

John Aldag Liberal Cloverdale—Langley City, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-374, An Act to amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act (composition of the Board).

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce my private member's bill, Bill C-374, an act to amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act, composition of the Board.

The bill would add three indigenous members to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada: one first nations member, one Inuit member, and one Métis member. It is a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's call to action, No. 79(i). The bill would also updates language within the act.

Reconciliation is a responsibility of all Canadians. While significant work remains to be done, the bill is one small step toward reconciliation.

I look forward to debate and discussion with my colleagues as we advance the bill in the coming months.

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