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First Session, Forty-third Parliament,
68 Elizabeth II, 2019
SENATE OF CANADA
BILL S-203
An Act to amend the National Capital Act (buildings or works of national significance)
FIRST READING, December 10, 2019
THE HONOURABLE SENATOR Joyal, P.‍C.
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SUMMARY

This enactment amends the National Capital Act to establish certain requirements related to the erection, alteration, extension or demolition of certain buildings or other works within the National Capital Region.
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1st Session, 43rd Parliament,
68 Elizabeth II, 2019
SENATE OF CANADA
BILL S-203
An Act to amend the National Capital Act (buildings or works of national significance)
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
R.‍S.‍, c. N-4

National Capital Act

1Section 2 of the National Capital Act is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order:
building or work of national significance means
(a)the grounds in the City of Ottawa bounded by Wellington Street, the Rideau Canal, the Ottawa River and Kent Street, known as Parliament Hill, and any buildings or works located on those grounds;
(b)the Senate of Canada Building, located at 2 Rideau Street in the City of Ottawa;
(c)the building located at 1 Wellington Street in the City of Ottawa;
(d)the Victoria Building, located at 140 Wellington Street in the City of Ottawa;
(e)the Sir John A. Macdonald Building, located at 144 Wellington Street in the City of Ottawa;
(f)the Wellington Building, located at 180 Wellington Street in the City of Ottawa;
(g)the Confederation Building, located at 229 Wellington Street in the City of Ottawa;
(h)the Justice Building, located at 249 Wellington Street in the City of Ottawa;
(i)the Supreme Court of Canada Building, located at 301 Wellington Street in the City of Ottawa;
(j)any place that has been commemorated as a historic place under paragraph 3(a) of the Historic Sites and Monuments Act;
(k)a national historic site as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Parks Canada Agency Act; and
(l)any prescribed building or work. (Version anglaise seulement)
prescribed means prescribed by regulation. (English version only)
2Subsection 12(1) of the Act is amended by striking out “or” at the end of paragraph (b) and adding the following after that paragraph:
(b.‍1)any department or person proposes to erect, alter, extend or demolish a building or other work on a parcel of land in the National Capital Region that is within 500 m of another parcel of land on which a building or work of national significance is situated; or
3The Act is amended by adding the following after section 12.‍2:
Application of standards
12.‍3(1)Any erection, alteration or extension of a building or work of national significance located in the National Capital Region must be carried out in a manner consistent with the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada, published by Parks Canada, as amended from time to time.
National historic sites
(2)If an alteration or extension of a building or work referred to in subsection (1) relates to a national historic site as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Parks Canada Agency Act, that alteration or extension must be carried out in a manner that preserves the commemorative integrity of the national historic site.
4Section 20 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (2):
Regulations
(3)The Governor in Council may make regulations prescribing anything that, by this Act, is to be prescribed.
Published under authority of the Senate of Canada



explanatory notes

National Capital Act
Clause 1:New.
Clause 2:Existing text of relevant portions of subsection 12(1):
12(1)Where
. . .
(b)any person proposes to erect, alter, extend or demolish a building or other work on public lands in the National Capital Region, or
. . .
the department or person shall, prior to the commencement of the project, submit a proposal therefor to the Commission for approval.
Clause 3:New.
Clause 4:New.

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