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Bill S-213

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This enactment amends the International Boundary Waters Treaty Act to prohibit the removal, in bulk, of boundary waters from the water basins in which the boundary waters are located. The prohibition applies to all boundary waters as defined in the International Boundary Waters Treaty. The enactment sets out limited exceptions to the prohibition for specified usages, but does not provide regulation-making authority to specify other exceptions to the prohibition.
The enactment also requires that certain regulations proposed to be made under the Act be laid before each House of Parliament, and provides that those regulations may not be made if a House adopts a motion disapproving the proposed regulations.

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