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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-18
An Act to amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada National Parks Act
FIRST READING, JUNE 9, 2016
MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
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SUMMARY
This enactment amends the Rouge National Urban Park Act to set out priorities in respect of factors to be considered in the management of the park. Additionally, it adds land to the park. It also amends the Parks Canada Agency Act to allow the New Parks and Historic Sites Account to be used in a broader manner. Finally, it amends the Canada National Parks Act to modify the boundary of Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada.
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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-18
An Act to amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada National Parks Act
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
2015, c. 10
Rouge National Urban Park Act
1Section 2 of the Rouge National Urban Park Act is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order:
ecological integrity
 means, with respect to the Park, a condition that is determined to be characteristic of its natural region and likely to persist, including abiotic components and the composition and abundance of native species and biological communities, rates of change and supporting processes.‍ (intégrité écologique)
2Section 6 of the Act is replaced by the following:
Factors to be considered
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(1) Maintenance or restoration of ecological integrity, through the protection of natural resources and natural processes, must be the first priority of the Minister when considering all aspects of the management of the Park.
For greater certainty
(2) 
For greater certainty, subsection (1) does not prevent the carrying out of agricultural activities as provided for in this Act.
3The schedule to the Act is amended by adding the following after the last paragraph:
Fourthly;
Parcels 1, 2, 3 and 4, Plan 105195 CLSR, being part of Lots 26, 27, 28, 29 and part of the East 3/4 of Lot 30, Concession 8, and part of Lots 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, Concession 9, and all of Lots 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, Concession 10,
containing 773.‍68 hectares, or 7.‍7368 square kilometres, more or less;
Fifthly;
Parcels 1 and 2, Plan 105196 CLSR, being part of Lots 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25, Concession 9, and all of Lots 21, 22 and 23 and all of South Half of Lot 24, all of North Half of Lot 24, all of West Half of Lot 25 and all of East Part of Lot 25, Concession 10,
containing 678 hectares, or 6.‍78 square kilometres, more or less;
Sixthly;
Parcel 1, Plan 105197 CLSR, being part of Lot 17 and all of Lots 18, 19 and 20, Concession 10,
containing 217 hectares, or 2.‍17 square kilometres, more or less.
1998, c. 31
Parks Canada Agency Act
2002, c. 18, s. 38(1)
4(1) Paragraphs 21(3)‍(b) and (c) of the Parks Canada Agency Act are replaced by the following:
(b) to acquire any real property or immovables for the purpose of establishing, enlarging or designating, as the case may be, any national park, national historic site, national marine conservation area or other protected heritage area;
(c) to develop or maintain any national park, national historic site, national marine conservation area or other protected heritage area that is being established, enlarged or designated, and to make any related contribution or other payment;
2002, c. 18, s. 38(1)
(2) Subsections 21(4) and (5) of the Act are repealed.
2000, c. 32
Canada National Parks Act
5The last paragraph of the description of Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Canada National Parks Act is replaced by the following:
Ninthly: in Theoretical Township 112, Range 23, West of the 4th Meridian and in Theoretical Townships 111 and 112, Range 24, West of the 4th Meridian, all that land and land covered with water labelled Garden River Indian Reserve No. 238 as shown on Plan 100429 recorded in the Canada Lands Surveys Records in Ottawa of which a copy is deposited in the Alberta Land Titles Office in Edmonton under Plan Number 1222163, the said Garden River Indian Reserve No. 238 containing 37.‍41 square kilometres (3 741 hectares), more or less, together with all mines and minerals.
6Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the French version of the Act is amended by replacing “canton” with “township” in the following provisions of the description of Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada:
(a) the paragraph beginning with “Secondly”;
(b) the paragraph beginning with “Thirdly”;
(c) the paragraph beginning with “Fourthly”;
(d) the paragraph beginning with “Fifthly”;
(e) the paragraph beginning with “Sixthly”; and
(f) the paragraph beginning with “Seventhly”.
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons



EXPLANATORY NOTES
Rouge National Urban Park Act
Clause 1: New.
Clause 2: Existing text of section 6:
6The Minister must, in the management of the Park, take into consideration the protection of its natural ecosystems and cultural landscapes and the maintenance of its native wildlife and of the health of those ecosystems.
Parks Canada Agency Act
Clause 4: (1) Relevant portion of subsection 21(3):
(3) Despite any other Act of Parliament, amounts may be paid out of the New Parks and Historic Sites Account for the following purposes:
.‍.‍. 
(b) to acquire any real property or immovables for the purpose of establishing, enlarging or designating, as the case may be, any national park, national historic site, national marine conservation area or other protected heritage area that has not yet attained full operational status;
(c) to develop or maintain any national park, national historic site, national marine conservation area or other protected heritage area that has not yet attained full operational status, and to make any related contribution or other payment;
(2) Existing text of subsections 21(4) and (5):
(4) The Chief Executive Officer must, in accordance with the guidelines established under subsection (5), determine whether a national park, national historic site, national marine conservation area or other protected heritage area has attained full operational status for the purposes of paragraphs (3)‍(b) and (c).
(5) The Chief Executive Officer must, with the approval of the Minister, establish guidelines respecting the making of a determination under subsection (4).

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