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UPDATE: Bills to watch when Parliament returns September 19

Over the past several weeks, the Official Opposition has introduced several Private Members Bills that the Council of Canadians will be following when Parliament resumes on September 19.

Those pieces of legislation include:

CLIMATE CHANGE
C-224, An Act to ensure Canada assumes its responsibilities in preventing dangerous climate change
Megan Leslie
http://canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=8407

C-211, An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (prohibition against oil tankers in Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound)
Finn Donnelly
http://canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=3768

WATER
C-237, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (deposit in lakes)
Peter Stoffer
http://canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=3959

FOOD
C-257, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (mandatory labelling for genetically modified foods)
Alex Atamanenko
http://canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=6077

The full list of legislation before the House of Commons can be read at http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/Home.aspx?language=E&Parl=41&Ses=1. For a fuller list of legislation that we were monitoring last session – some of which we expect to be reintroduced in the House in the fall – please go to http://canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=4625.