Hon. Chas. L. Caccia@Davenport
Mr. Speaker, in June of last year the Minister of the Environment (Mr. McMillan) pledged $1 million to the Endangered Species Recovery Fund, a joint project with the World Wildlife Fund to protect endangered species in Canada.
In May of this year the Minister told the Standing Committee on Environment and Forestry that he thought the money could be found in this year's Estimates.
political rights of those who have policy responsibilities will remain restricted.
Bill C-273 has an appeal process for both the employer and employee, and maintains the principle of the impartiality of the Public Service. The process by which politically restricted employees will be distinguished from politically unrestricted employees is simple. Moreover, there is an all-Party agreement to encourage passage of the Bill at third reading.
Bill C-273 will harmonize the long-standing requests of public service staff associations with the requirements of our Charter of Rights. I would like to encourage this House to make the passage of Bill C-273 a priority. I would further ask that if any Members of this House have concerns about the Bill, they raise them with myself or the sponsor of the Bill, the Hon. Member for Ottawa West (Mr. Daubney), or their House Leader.
Sub-subtopic: ENDANGERED SPECIES RECOVERY FUND