Mr. Speaker, this year marks the 75th anniversary of Gatineau Park.
I want to take this opportunity to draw the members' attention to the importance of rescuing Gatineau Park from the legal grey area it is currently mired in.
Unbelievably, 75 years after Gatineau Park was created, there is still no legal definition establishing its boundaries, even though the park is home to the largest number of at-risk plant and animal species in Quebec. Moreover, there are no objectives at all for managing the park's fragile ecosystem.
Right now, in 2013, federal public lands in Gatineau Park can still be sold to private interests without Parliament's consent.
To correct these irregularities, I recently introduced Bill C-465, and I invite all members of the House to support it.
Happy birthday, Gatineau Park.