Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Minister of the Interior) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 135, respecting national parks.
He said: Mr. Speaker, the object of the
bill is to establish the boundaries of the national parks, particularly those of the Banff and the Jasper parks in Alberta. It is not proposed to change any of the existing regulations, but to embody some of them in statutory form. Generally, the purpose is to place our national parks more under the control of parliament than they have been in the past. I will make a more extended explanation on the second reading of the bill.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.