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Second Session, Forty-third Parliament,
69 Elizabeth II, 2020
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-250
An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (anchorage prohibition)
FIRST READING, October 26, 2020
Mr. MacGregor
432025


SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 to prohibit the anchoring of vessels within certain waters.
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2nd Session, 43rd Parliament,
69 Elizabeth II, 2020
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-250
An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (anchorage prohibition)
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
2001, c. 26

Canada Shipping Act, 2001

1The Canada Shipping Act, 2001 is amended by adding the following after section 23:
Anchorage Prohibition
Definition of prohibited waters
23.‍1(1)In this section, prohibited waters means the waters described in Schedule 1.‍1.
Anchoring in prohibited waters
(2)No person shall anchor a vessel within prohibited waters.
Exception
(3)Subsection (2) does not apply in respect of a pleasure craft.
Addition to Schedule 1.‍1
(4)On the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, the Governor in Council may, by order, add a description of prohibited waters to Schedule 1.‍1.
2The Act is amended by adding the following after section 37:
Contravention of section 23.‍1
37.‍1Every person who contravenes section 23.‍1 (anchoring in prohibited waters) commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than $100,000.
3The Act is amended by adding, after Schedule 1, the Schedule 1.‍1 set out in the schedule to this Act.


SCHEDULE

(Section 3)
SCHEDULE 1.‍1
(Subsections 23.‍1(1) and (4))
Prohibited Waters
1Southern Strait of Georgia — Province of British Columbia
Beginning at a point at latitude 48°4521″ North and longitude 123°3607″ West;
Thence southeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°4511″ North and longitude 123°3513″ West;
Thence southeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°4511″ North and longitude 123°3512″ West;
Thence northeasterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°4830″ North and longitude 123°3518″ West;
Thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°4914″ North and longitude 123°3519″ West;
Thence northerly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°5110″ North and longitude 123°3638″ West;
Thence easterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°5110″ North and longitude 123°3637″ West;
Thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°5122″ North and longitude 123°3620″ West;
Thence northerly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°5336″ North and longitude 123°3759″ West;
Thence northwesterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°5613″ North and longitude 123°4250″ West;
Thence southwesterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°5552″ North and longitude 123°4322″ West;
Thence southwesterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°5550″ North and longitude 123°4323″ West;
Thence northwesterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°5750″ North and longitude 123°4613″ West;
Thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°5852″ North and longitude 123°4606″ West;
Thence northeasterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 49°0809″ North and longitude 123°4911″ West;
Thence easterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 49°0811″ North and longitude 123°4900″ West;
Thence southeasterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 49°0807″ North and longitude 123°4718″ West;
Thence southeasterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 49°0754″ North and longitude 123°4158″ West;
Thence southwesterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 49°0743″ North and longitude 123°4157″ West;
Thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 49°0803″ North and longitude 123°4120″ West;
Thence northwesterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 49°0804″ North and longitude 123°4130″ West;
Thence northeasterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 49°0846″ North and longitude 123°4144″ West;
Thence easterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 49°5754″ North and longitude 123°0824″ West;
Thence easterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 49°0854″ North and longitude 123°4125″ West;
Thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 49°0855″ North and longitude 123°4123″ West;
Thence northeasterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 49°0909″ North and longitude 123°4126″ West;
Thence northwesterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 49°0908″ North and longitude 123°4147″ West;
Thence northwesterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 49°0909″ North and longitude 123°4150″ West;
Thence northwesterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 49°0907″ North and longitude 123°4150″ West;
Thence northerly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 49°0916″ North and longitude 123°4155″ West;
Thence northwesterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 49°0934″ North and longitude 123°4217″ West;
Thence northwesterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 49°1210″ North and longitude 123°4906.‍2″ West;
Thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 49°1346.‍7″ North and longitude 123°4522.‍8″ West;
Thence southeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 49°1137″ North and longitude 123°4027″ West;
Thence southeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 49°0853″ North and longitude 123°3334″West;
Thence southwesterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 49°0543″ North and longitude 123°3610″ West;
Thence southeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°5658″ North and longitude 123°2231″ West;
Thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°5659″ North and longitude 123°2230″ West;
Thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 49°0007″ North and longitude 123°1920″ West;
Thence southeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°4952″ North and longitude 123°0030″ West;
Thence southwesterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°4601″ North and longitude 123°0030″ West;
Thence westerly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°4138″ North and longitude 123°1604″ West;
Thence southwesterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°3255″ North and longitude 123°1308″ West;
Thence southerly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°2947″ North and longitude 123°1111″ West;
Thence northwesterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°2946″ North and longitude 123°1824″ West;
Thence northwesterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°3046″ North and longitude 123°2138″ West;
Thence northeasterly along the province of British Columbia Tenure to a point at latitude 48°3139″ North and longitude 123°2154″ West;
Thence northeasterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark line to a point at latitude 48°3436″ North and longitude 123°2203″ West;
Thence northerly along the province of British Columbia Tenure to a point at latitude 48°3448″ North and longitude 123°2212″ West;
Thence northeasterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°3513″ North and longitude 123°2213″ West;
Thence northerly along the province of British Columbia Tenure to a point at latitude 48°3526″ North and longitude 123°2220″ West;
Thence northwesterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°3722″ North and longitude 123°2422″ West;
Thence northerly along the province of British Columbia Tenure to a point at latitude 48°3735″ North and longitude 123°2434″ West;
Thence northeasterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°3807″ North and longitude 123°2418″ West;
Thence northeasterly along the province of British Columbia Tenure to a point at latitude 48°4029″ North and longitude 123°2346″ West;
Thence northerly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°4036″ North and longitude 123°2349″ West;
Thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°4045″ North and longitude 123°2350″ West;
Thence northwesterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°4048″ North and longitude 123°2354″ West;
Thence northeasterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°4053″ North and longitude 123°2355″ West;
Thence northerly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°4105″ North and longitude 123°2403″ West;
Thence northerly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°4119″ North and longitude 123°2409″ West;
Thence northwesterly along the province of British Columbia Tenure to a point at latitude 48°4124″ North and longitude 123°2458″ West;
Thence northwesterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°4059″ North and longitude 123°2833″ West;
Thence westerly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°4051″ North and longitude 123°2851″ West;
Thence southeasterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°3912″ North and longitude 123°2645″ West;
Thence westerly along the province of British Columbia Tenure to a point at latitude 48°3900″ North and longitude 123°2711″ West;
Thence southwesterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°3447″ North and longitude 123°2812″ West;
Thence southerly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°3426″ North and longitude 123°2803″ West;
Thence southwesterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°3420″ North and longitude 123°2806″ West;
Thence southwesterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°3419″ North and longitude 123°2807″ West;
Thence northwesterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°3420″ North and longitude 123°2826″ West;
Thence southwesterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°3001″ North and longitude 123°3248″ West;
Thence southwesterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°2936″ North and longitude 123°3257″ West;
Thence northwesterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°2936″ North and longitude 123°3303″ West;
Thence southwesterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°2928″ North and longitude 123°3312″ West;
Thence northeasterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°2945″ North and longitude 123°3308″ West;
Thence northerly along the province of British Columbia Tenure to a point at latitude 48°2959″ North and longitude 123°3314″ West;
Thence northeasterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°3617″ North and longitude 123°3116″ West;
Thence northerly along the province of British Columbia Tenure to a point at latitude 48°3622″ North and longitude 123°3118″ West;
Thence northeasterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°3642″ North and longitude 123°3107″ West;
Thence northeasterly along the province of British Columbia Tenure to a point at latitude 48°3656″ North and longitude 123°3110″ West;
Thence westerly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°3656″ North and longitude 123°3110″ West;
Thence northerly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°3843″ North and longitude 123°3254″ West;
Thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 48°3915″ North and longitude 123°3225″ West;
Thence northerly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°4401″ North and longitude 123°3509″ West;
Thence northwesterly along the province of British Columbia Tenure to a point at latitude 48°4410″ North and longitude 123°3540″ West;
Thence northwesterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°4426″ North and longitude 123°3656″ West;
Thence northwesterly along the province of British Columbia Tenure to a point at latitude 48°4435″ North and longitude 123°3743″ West;
Thence northwesterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to a point at latitude 48°4437″ North and longitude 123°3748″ West;
Thence northeasterly along the province of British Columbia Tenure to a point at latitude 48°4550″ North and longitude 123°3718″ West;
Thence southeasterly along the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark to the point of commencement.
All islands within the boundary are excluded following the sinuosity of the ordinary high water mark.
The waters constitute an approximate area of 1,394 square kilometres.

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