REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

has the honour to present its

NINTH REPORT


Your committee, to which was referred Bill S-15, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act and the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act and to make consequential amendments to the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, has, in obedience to the order of reference of Wednesday, March 27, 2013, examined the said Bill and now reports the same with the following amendment:

Clause 13, page 6:

Replace lines 3 to 11 with the following:

“13. (1) Subsection 4(1) of the French version of the Canada National Parks Act is replaced by the following:

4. (1) Les parcs sont créés à l’intention du peuple canadien pour son bienfait, son agrément et l’enrichissement de ses connaissances, sous réserve de la présente loi et des règlements; ils doivent être entretenus et utilisés de façon à rester intacts pour les générations futures.

(2) Section 4 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (1):

(1.1) For greater certainty, nothing in this Act limits the authority of the Minister to fix fees under section 23 or 24 of the Parks Canada Agency Act.”.

Respectfully submitted,

RICHARD NEUFELD

Chair


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