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:
C-224, An Act to ensure Canada assumes its responsibilities in preventing dangerous climate change
C-211, An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (prohibition against oil tankers in Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound)
C-237, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (deposit in lakes)
C-257, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (mandatory labelling for genetically modified foods)
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.