Ottawa, ON – Cheryl Gallant, Conservative Member of Parliament for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, issued the following statement in response to today’s vote on her Private Member’s Bill, C-222:
“I am disappointed that the Liberals, NDP, and Bloc have voted down a modest bill to strengthen the property rights of Canadians.
“In a vote on Bill C-222, an Act to amend the Expropriation Act, Conservatives stood up for private property rights while the Liberals joined with the NDP and Bloc against Canadian property owners.
“This important legislation would have required the federal government to issue a notice, hold a hearing, and provide compensation in the event of an expropriation for the purpose of natural habitat restoration or climate variability. It’s shameful that the Liberals, NDP, and Bloc refused to support this common sense bill.
“Canadians should be able to count on Parliament to secure their rights, but since the Trudeau government outsourced the job to the courts, Canadians have seen an erosion of common-law rights, such as property and expression.
“If Trudeau gets his snap election; Canadians must stand up and defend our rights. I will continue to fight for the property rights of all Canadians.”