TABLE OF CONTENTS


MEMBERSHIP AND ORDER OF REFERENCE

FOREWORD

RECOMMENDATIONS

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND ON PROTECTED AREAS IN CANADA

SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY, THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

PURPOSE OF THIS REPORT

WHY DO WE NEED A STRATEGY NOW ?

CHAPTER 1: COMMITTEE SITE VISITS

CHAPTER 2: A STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK

CHAPTER 3: PEOPLE AND PROTECTED AREAS

CHAPTER 4: RESOURCES FOR PROTECTED AREAS

CHAPTER 5: INTERIM PROTECTION MEASURES

CHAPTER 6: JOB CONVERSION STRATEGIES

CHAPTER 7: NATIVE PEOPLE AND PROTECTED AREAS

CHAPTER 8: THE NEXT STEPS

GLOSSARY

APPENDIX A - INDEX OF DOCUMENTS RECEIVED

APPENDIX B - LIST OF PARTICIPANTS WHO ADDRESSED THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY, THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

APPENDIX C - REGIONAL DISCUSSIONS ISSUE MATRIX

APPENDIX D - LIST OF WITNESSES

APPENDIX E - THE TAX TREATMENT OF DONATIONS OF ECOLOGICALLY SENSITIVE LAND


MEMBERSHIP

STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON

ENERGY, THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

The Honourable Pat Carney, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Colin Kenny, Deputy Chairman

The Honourable Senators:

Willie Adams

Jack Austin, P.C.

Lise Bacon

John Buchanan, P.C.

Pat Carney, P.C. (Chair)

* Joyce Fairbairn (or Alasdair Graham)

Ronald Ghitter

Janis Johnson

Daniel Hays

Colin Kenny (Deputy Chairman)

* John Lynch-Staunton (or Eric Arthur Berntson)

Pierre Claude Nolin

Gerald R. Ottenheimer

Mira Spivak

* Ex Officio Members

NOTE: The Honourable Senators Balfour, Forrestall, Haidasz and Oliver also served on the Committee.

Research Staff:

Mr. Kevin McNamee, Canadian Nature Federation

Ms. Lynne Myers, Library of Parliament, Research Branch

Ms. Susie Washington, Western Environmental and Social Trends

Ms. Janice Whitters, Assistant to the Committee

Line Gravel

Clerk of the Committee

ORDER OF REFERENCE

Extract from the Minutes of the Proceedings of the Senate of Wednesday, April 27, 1994:

The Honourable Senator Kenny for the Honourable Senator Carney, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Stewart:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources be authorized to undertake a study of the Policy options available to the government to complete the network of pristine areas that represent Canada's natural regions and of the creation of a National Protected Areas Strategy and to make recommendations thereon; and

That the Committee present its final report no later than March 31, 1995.

After debate,

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

Paul C. Bélisle

Clerk of the Senate

* By order of the Senate dated November 29, 1994, the date of tabling the final report was extended to June 29, 1995. By order of the Senate dated May 2, 1995, the date of tabling the final report was extended to March 31, 1996.


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