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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65-66-67-68 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018-2019
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-462
An Act to amend the Department of the Environment Act (greenhouse gas reduction action plan)
FIRST READING, June 18, 2019
Mr. Boulerice
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SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Department of the Environment Act to provide for the establishment by the Minister of a greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan and the independent review of the effectiveness of this plan.
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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65-66-67-68 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018-2019
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-462
An Act to amend the Department of the Environment Act (greenhouse gas reduction action plan)
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
R.‍S.‍, c. E-10

Department of the Environment Act

1The Department of the Environment Act is amended by adding the following after section 5:
Greenhouse gas emissions reduction action plan
5.1(1)The Minister shall establish a greenhouse gas emissions reduction action plan that sets out greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and the measures to be taken to attain those targets, and that takes into con­sideration Canada’s international commitments in that regard.
Independent review
(2)Each year, the Minister shall cause to be conducted an independent review of the effectiveness of the action plan and the progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Revision
(3)The Minister shall review the action plan following each independent review conducted under subsection (2).
2Section 8 of the Act is replaced by the following:
Annual report
8The Minister shall cause to be laid before each House of Parliament, on or before January 31 next following the end of each fiscal year or, if that House is not then sitting, on any of the first 15 days on which that House is sitting after that date, a report showing the operations of the Department for that fiscal year, along with the report of the independent review provided for in subsection 5.1(2).
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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