Share and view ideas: Let’s talk navigation

Current status: CLOSED

Open on November 20, 2018 and will be closed on January 15, 2019.

Proposed changes to the Navigation Protection Act in Bill C-69 would create a new Canadian Navigable Waters Act (CNWA). This new Act would:

  • restore and better protect your right to move freely over Canada's waterways
  • advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples
  • create more accessible and transparent decision-making processes

Join in: how to participate

Share your ideas

Register at Let's Talk Transportation to provide your comments on discussion questions or upload a document through the Submission tab on Let's Talk Navigation

Who is the focus of this consultation

All Canadians are invited to participate in the online consultations. Those with a particular interest may include:

  • Indigenous groups
  • Provincial and municipal governments
  • Industry
  • Funding applicants

Key questions for discussion

  • What is your top priority when it comes to protecting the public right to navigation?
  • How might these proposed legislative changes affect your community or organization?
  • What key issues should the government consider as we develop a simpler process for adding navigable waters to the Schedule?
  • What classes of Work would you like to see included in a Major Works Order (i.e., which works pose a substantial interference with navigation)?

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