Share and view ideas: Let’s talk navigation — Minor Works (Phase 1)

Current status: CLOSED

Open on May 6, 2019 and will be closed on July 30, 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 the Minor Works Order 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 types of works to include in the Minor Works Order
  • your suggested changes to the existing classes of minor works
  • proposed terms and conditions for the construction of these works

Related information

Contact us

Transport Canada
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330 Sparks Street, 28th Floor
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0N5

Telephone: 1-855-859-3123 or 613-991-3135
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Fax: 613-991-4818