Last year the government began an official review of the Navigation Protection Act. One of the oldest laws in Canada, the Navigation Protection Act underwent sweeping changes in 2009 and 2012 that completely transformed how waterbodies in Canada received protections. Before the changes, every body of water where you could float a canoe was protected by default. After the changes, navigation on only 164 lakes and rivers is protected.
In response to public demand, Transport Canada added an additional public comment period in January 2017. Here is our submission: