Bill

S-245: An Act to declare the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project and related works to be for the general advantage of Canada.

Second reading.

Vote

Nay.

Rationale

I voted against Bill S-245 because the bill is an incorrect use of the constitutional declaratory power. By seeking to rely on this power to declare federal jurisdiction over a project that is already federal, the Bill is arguably unconstitutional. 

Result

Defeated.