C-55: An Act to amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act..
Our government made a commitment to increase the proportion of Canada’s marine and coastal areas that are protected to 5% this year and 10% by 2020. This legislation is a part of our plan to reach these targets. The proposed amendments would shorten the time required to put protection in place and allow interim protection measures for sensitive marine areas. Currently, there is no protection until there is full protection.