Once Again, MP Jim Eglinski Questions the Government During Debate on Bill C-18 – November 25, 2016

Once Again, MP Jim Eglinski Questions the Government During Debate on Bill C-18

 November 25, 2016

OTTAWA:  On November 25th, Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, during debate on Bill C-18, ‘An Act to Amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada National Parks Act,’ asked the following:

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask my hon. friend behind me about ecological integrity. The Rouge National Urban Park Act of 2015, Bill C-10, part 6, management of the park, states:

“The Minister must, in the management of the Park, take into consideration the protection of its natural ecosystems and cultural landscapes and the maintenance of its native wildlife and of the health of those ecosystems.”

That was sensible legislation. It states that the minister must maintain that park. However, to put ecological integrity into it threatens the railroad, the 401, the 407, the pipelines, the airways, and farming, because any group, such as CPAWS, or some group that is going to form up after the park is gone—it could be called friends of Rouge Park—are going to fight the government and ask that these things be changed. I would like the member’s comment on this.”

 

For more information:  Jim Eglinski, MP 613-992-1653

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