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Parliamentary Review

Section 129 of the Species at Risk Act requires Parliament to review the Act five years after that section comes into force:

Five years after this section comes into force, a committee of the House of Commons, of the Senate or of both Houses of Parliament is to be designated or established for the purposes of reviewing this Act.

This section came into force on June 5, 2003.

The Parliamentary five-year Review of SARA was referred to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainability on February 24, 2009. The Committee began its substantive work on March 10, 2009.

Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Parks Canada Agency have submitted to the Standing Committee a Progress Report and Case Studies.

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Additional documentation was also provided as follows to support the committee in its work.