Share and view ideas: Let’s talk navigation—Adding navigable waters to the new Canadian Navigable Waters Act Schedule

Current status: CLOSED
Open on June 19, 2019 and will be closed on July 19, 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

Read our discussion paper on Adding navigable waters to the new Canadian Navigable Waters Act Schedule and share your views by contacting us at

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, territorial, and municipal governments
  • Industry
  • Funding applicants

Key questions for discussion

We want to seek your feedback on:

  • the proposal to add 25 Heritage and longest wild and free-flowing rivers to the Schedule of the Canadian Navigable Waters Act, should it pass into law

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