June 23rd, 2022 - 5:31pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2022
Parliament of Canada social media posts “National Parks are created through Acts of Parliament”
On the anniversary of passing the law to create the Banff as the country’s first national Park
(OTTAWA) – Today the Parliament of Canada official social media Facebook page posted the following:
“Did you know that national parks are created through Acts of Parliament? On this day in 1887, Parliament passed the Rocky Mountain Parks Act, which established what is now Banff as the first national park in Canada. Today, there are 48 national parks. They are found in every Canadian province and territory.” Parliament of Canada Facebook page
“The parliament of Canada social media post acknowledging the fact that national parks are created by acts of parliament on the anniversary of the law to establish Banff National Park is very helpful. It states simply and directly what the process and law is in this country of how national parks are created. As my bill C-248, to establish Ojibway National Urban Park, passed second reading in the House of Commons a few weeks ago and moves on the environment committee, this reminder from a non-partisan official source hopefully brings more clarity to the situation by stating facts and history. We are following the exact same process, like with all other national parks, by passing a law to create Ojibway NUP,” stated Masse.
On June 8, Masse’s private members’ bill C-248 passed second reading in the House of Commons in a vote of 169 for the bill and 147 against. The bill had the support of the Bloc, the Green Party, the Conservative party, the NDP, and two liberal MPs
The proposed Ojibway National Urban Park (NUP) would include Ojibway Park, Spring Garden Natural Area, Black Oak Heritage Park, the Tallgrass Prairie Park, Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve, and Ojibway Shores, a vital 33-acre greenspace and the last remaining, undeveloped natural shoreline in Windsor-Detroit. It is home to hundreds of endangered species that rely on migration through surrounding local parks for survival. If connected, this area of approximately 900 acres, including the Detroit River could become one of North America`s treasures. It serves not only as a home and larger ecosystem to these species, but also provides mitigation of flooding due to climate change and natural heritage areas that our community can enjoy, appreciate, and use for healthy living space and ecotourism.
For more information contact Mohummed Peer 519-982-8816.