Constituency Referendum #2: Bill C-5, the Species at Risk Act (2001 Fall)
On June 11, 2002, the House of Commons voted on Bill C-5, the Species at Risk Act, which contained measures to protect Canadian indigenous wildlife, especially endangered or threatened species.
Mr. Reid proposed, on his own accord, an amendment to C-5 which would have guaranteed full and prompt compensation for landowners who lose the use of lands inhabited by endangered species. The Liberal government at the time defeated that amendment.
Mr. Reid sent a mailer to each household in his riding, asking whether he should vote for Bill C-5 at Third Reading.
In Vote No. 371, available in the House of Commons’ Journals of Tuesday, June 11, 2002, Mr. Reid voted in favour of Bill C-5, as instructed to do by a majority of his constituents who responded to his riding referendum mailer by the time of the vote. The bill was adopted by a vote of 148 for and 85 against.
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