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Request for Input on Content of New Canadian Legislation to Establish a Great Lakes Marine Conservation Area




At the IUCN World Conservation Congress in October 1996, Canada's Prime 
Minister announced the federal government's intention to introduce new 
legislation to establish and administer a network of marine conservation 
areas in the Great Lakes and in the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans. 
As a first step in developing new legislation, Parks Canada is consulting 
with the provinces and territories, aboriginal organizations, 
stakeholders, and other interested groups and individuals concerning the 
legislative requirements of these areas.

Located at http://parkscanada.pch.gc.ca/library/to_NMCA_act/to_act1e.htm 
is a discussion paper which provides background information on the 
National Marine Conservation Areas Program. This document also discusses 
a number of legislative proposals that could be incorporated into draft 
legislation. These legislative proposals reflect the principles and 
policy direction for this Program set out in the Parks Canada Guiding 
Principles and Operational Policies.
http://parkscanada.pch.gc.ca/library/PC_Guiding_Principles/park1.htm 
This policy was approved in 1994 after extensive public consultations.

If you would like further information on the National Marine Conservation
Areas Program, or if you have any questions about this initiative, you
should contact Mr. David McBurney at dave_mcburney@pch.gc.ca or
819-994-5531, or at address: Marine Areas Coordinator, Legislation and
Policy Branch, National Parks Directorate, Room 404, Jules Leger Building,
25 Eddy Street, Hull, Quebec K1A 0M5. 







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