During his time as the MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Larry Miller has worked on many pieces of legislation that are important to the people of Bruce and Grey Counties and indeed to all Canadians. In particular, there have been two bills that Mr. Miller has taken a strong leadership role in ensuring their passing through the House of Commons; Bill S-215 The Heritage Lighthouse Protections Act and Bill C-383 The Transboundary Waters Protections Act.
Bill S-215 was a Senate Bill put forward by Senator Patricia Carney on October 30th, 2007. The bill was passed in the Senate after 3 readings and was then sponsored in the House of Commons by Larry. Larry carried the bill through all 3 readings in the House. The bill was passed in the House of Commons on May 1st, 2008 and received Royal Assent on May 29th, 2008. This bill protects federally-owned heritage lighthouses by providing a means for their designation as heritage lighthouses; by providing an opportunity for public consultation before alterations are made to a designated heritage lighthouse; by requiring public notice before the transfer, sale or demolition of a designated heritage lighthouse; and by requiring that designated heritage lighthouses be maintained in a manner consistent with accepted conservation standards.
Bill C-383 was a Private Member’s Bill put forward by Larry on December 13th, 2011 in the House of Commons. The bill passed through the House of Commons without ever receving a recorded vote against it. It was passed through the House of Commons on February 13th, 2013. The bill was then sponsored in the Senate by Senator Doug Finley. Senator Finley unfortunately passed away shortly after the bill passed through the Senate. Bill C-383 received Royal Assent on June 19th, 2013. The bill will ensure that all waters underFederal jurisdiction will be protected from any form of bulk removal while at the same time respecing Provincial legislation that is already in place to protect boundary waters.
Larry has also recently seconded Bill C-559 – Reform Act 2013, a Private Members Bill that was put forward by MP Michael Chong. The Reform Act puts forward three simple reforms to strengthen Parliament by proposing to restor local control over party nominations, strengthen caucus as a decission-making bodyand reinforce the accountability of party leaders to caucuses.
For more information on Bill S-215 please visit: http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=3220870
For more information on Bill C-383 please visit: http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=5321564
For more information on Bill C-559 please visit: http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6334941
For information on any other bill please visit: http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/Home.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&ParliamentSession=41-1