Bill

C-88: An Act to Amend the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Third Reading.

Vote

Yes.

Rationale

Bill C-88 seeks to repeal parts of Conservative legislation passed in 2014 that the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories found violated the rights of Indigenous governments.It also duplicates parts of that legislation which were impacted by the injunction but are unrelated to the restructuring of the boards. Bill C-88 also seeks to implement the goals of the Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement of December 2016, in which the Prime Minister issued an indefinite moratorium on new oil and gas rights in the Arctic offshore, tested every five years through a science-based review. This legislation would allow the Minister to institute a moratorium on offshore oil and gas licenses in the Arctic while maintaining existing licenses during the science-based review.

Result

Passed.