Bill C-383 Passed Through House of Commons

February 13, 2013

For Immediate Release

February 13th, 2013

Bill C-383 Passed Through House of Commons

Ottawa, ON – Bill C-383, the Transboundary Waters Protection Act, a Private Member’s Bill put forward by Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, has been passed through the House of Commons.

Miller’s bill, which was introduced to the House on December 13th, 2011, will ensure that all waters under federal jurisdiction are protected from bulk water removals while complementing provincial protections that are already in place to protect waters under their jurisdiction.

“Protecting our water from bulk export is something that constituents in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, a riding that borders Georgian Bay, and indeed all Canadians are very concerned about,” said Miller. “I am very pleased to see support from all Members in the House and I look forward to continued support as this bill is debated in the Senate.”

Bill C-383 will now move to debate in the Senate where it will be read three times and debated on before receiving Royal Assent and being enacted into law in Canada.

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