moved for leave to introduce Bill C-238, an act respecting the protection and rehabilitation of endangered and threatened species.
Mr. Speaker, this bill means a step toward the overall protection of Canada's natural biodiversity. It requires the Minister of the Environment to identify, protect and rehabilitate flora and fauna in Canada when it is threatened or endangered by human activity.
The minister would also have power to develop and implement programs to restore populations of threatened and endangered species to self-sustaining numbers.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)