Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, began second reading in the Senate yesterday. Senator Larry Campbell of British Columbia has sponsored the Bill.
“This bill will re-establish trust with Yukon First Nations and restore legal certainty for responsible resource management, paving the way for increased investment, development and jobs,” said Senator Campbell during his second reading speech.
Bill C-17 was read a first time in the Senate on November 22nd.
“Bill C-17 is continuing to progress and I look forward to healthy debate in the Senate,” said Yukon’s Member of Parliament Larry Bagnell. “I want to thank Senator Campbell for being the sponsor of the Bill, and for recognizing the importance of restoring the relationship between Yukon, Canada and our self-governing First Nations.”
Second reading will continue in the Senate Chamber before a decision is made on whether to assign it to a committee for further study. MP Bagnell was pleased to have witnessed Senator Campbell’s speech from the Senate gallery.
Office of Larry Bagnell, MP Yukon