Bill C-370

An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act (St. Lawrence Islands National Park of Canada)

This bill was tabled by Gord Brown on Dec. 1, 2011.

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  • It all starts with the first reading, when the bill is introduced.
  • Next comes the second reading, when other MPs or Senators get to debate the bill.
  • After that, the bill goes to a committee that studies and amends it line-by-line. Once they finish, the bill goes returns to the House or Senate for the report stage, where anyone can propose amendments.
  • The third reading is the moment of truth: no more changes, just a debate and a final vote on whether or not the bill should pass.
  • If a bill makes it through all of those steps – in both the House of Commons and Senate – it’s ready to get Royal Assent and become a law.

Status of this Bill

Concurrence at Report Stage

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  • Photo of Joe Comartin
    Joe Comartin spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada National Parks Act

    The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at third reading stage of Bill C-370 under private members' business.

    Nov. 28, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada National Parks Act

    The House resumed from November 27 consideration of the motion that Bill C-370, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act (St. Lawrence Islands National Park of Canada), be read the third time and passed.

    Nov. 28, 2012,   Parliament
  • Vote 519
    That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
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    Nov. 28, 2012
  • Photo of Rathika Sitsabaiesan
    Rathika Sitsabaiesan spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada National Parks Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have another opportunity to speak to Bill C-370, an act to amend the Canada National Parks Act (St. Lawrence Islands National Park of Canada). ... more

    Nov. 27, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada National Parks Act

    The House resumed consideration of the motion that Bill C-370, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act (St. Lawrence Islands National Park of Canada), be read the third time and passed.

    Nov. 27, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Gord Brown
    Gord Brown spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada National Parks Act

    moved that Bill C-370, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act (St. Lawrence Islands National Park of Canada), be read the third time and passed. ... more

    Nov. 27, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada National Parks Act

    The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recording division on the motion to concur in Bill C-370 at report stage under private members' business.

    Nov. 21, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada National Parks Act

    The House resumed from November 8 consideration of the motion that Bill C-370, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act (St. Lawrence Islands National Park of Canada) as reported (without amendment) from the committee, be concurred in.

    Nov. 21, 2012,   Parliament
  • Vote 501
    That Bill C-370, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act (St. Lawrence Islands National Park of Canada), {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments].
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    Nov. 21, 2012
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada National Parks Act

    The House proceeded to the consideration of Bill C-370, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act (St. Lawrence Islands National Park of Canada) as reported (without amendment) from the committee.

    Nov. 8, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Mark Warawa
    Mark Warawa spoke about Routine Proceedings > Committees of the House > Environment and Sustainable Development

    Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development. ... more

    Oct. 4, 2012,   Parliament
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    Mark Warawa spoke

    I call the meeting to order. ... more

    Oct. 3, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rathika Sitsabaiesan

    Merci, monsieur le président. ... more

    Oct. 3, 2012,   Parliament
  • Ms. Kim St. Claire (Field Unit Superintendent, Georgian Bay and Eastern Ontario, Parks Canada) spoke

    Thank you. Merci. Hello. Bonjour. ... more

    Oct. 3, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mr. Tom Russell (Executive Director, 1000 Islands Community Development Corporation) spoke

    Thank you very much. I appreciate the opportunity to be here. ... more

    Oct. 3, 2012,   Parliament
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    Gord Brown spoke

    Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. ... more

    Oct. 3, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada National Parks Act

    The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at second reading stage of Bill C-370 under private members' business.

    Sept. 19, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada National Parks Act

    The House resumed from September 17 consideration of the motion that Bill C-370, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act (St. Lawrence Islands National Park of Canada), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    Sept. 19, 2012,   Parliament
  • Vote 460
    That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.
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    Sept. 19, 2012
  • Photo of Mike Wallace
    Mike Wallace spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada National Parks Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to stand today on our first day back to the House from our summer recess to talk to Bill C-370, which would change the name of St. Lawrence Islands National Park to the Thousand Islands national park. I am happy to be talking to this today, but as someone who was born in Brockville, I thought the mover of the motion might rename the national park after me. That did not work out, but I do appreciate what the mover of the motion is trying to accomplish. ... more

    Sept. 17, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Laurie Hawn
    Laurie Hawn spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada National Parks Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to talk about Bill C-370, which would change the name of St. Lawrence Islands National Park to Thousand Islands National Park. I also want to welcome viewers at home and members of the House back from what I hope was a good summer in the ridings for what I know will be a productive and, hopefully, somewhat congenial session of Parliament. I think this private member's bill is a good way to start. ... more

    Sept. 17, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kirsty Duncan
    Kirsty Duncan spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada National Parks Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak to Bill C-370, an act to amend the Canada National Parks Act, namely to change the name of St. Lawrence Islands National Park to Thousand Islands National Park. There has been considerable community consultation and there is broad consensus that this will be good for the region and the economy, as the name is recognized by tourists all over the world. I would therefore like to commend the member for Leeds—Grenville for this initiative and recognize that both he and the hon. member for Kingston and the Islands are both good friends of St. Lawrence Islands National Park and of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve, an official United Nations biosphere reserve. ... more

    Sept. 17, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Laurin Liu
    Laurin Liu spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada National Parks Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak today to Bill C-370, which would change the name of the St. Lawrence Islands National Park to Thousand Islands National Park. ... more

    Sept. 17, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada National Parks Act

    The House resumed from May 7 consideration of the motion that Bill C-370, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act (St. Lawrence Islands National Park of Canada), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    Sept. 17, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Phil McColeman
    Phil McColeman spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada National Parks Act

    Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to rise today to support my colleague from Leeds—Grenville and his private member's bill, Bill C-370, an act to amend the Canada National Parks Act (St. Lawrence Islands National Park of Canada). I will spend my time today providing more detail on the history of the St. Lawrence Islands National Park. ... more

    May 7, 2012,   Parliament
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