On October 18, 2012, the federal government introduced to Parliament its new omnibus budget implementation bill, Bill C-45. If passed, it will affect a number of federal statutes including the Navigable Waters Protection Act, the Fisheries Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. Bill C-45 intends to change the Navigable Waters Protection Act’s name to the Navigation Protection Act and narrow the number of lakes and rivers to which it would apply. The bill also amends some of the recent changes to the Fisheries Act, including an amendment to the definition of the term "Aboriginal fishery." The bill addresses a few technical aspects of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, including the amendment of a transitional provision to make the new requirements under this Act apply to certain designated projects that would have required an environmental assessment under the former Act. Bill C-45 has received second reading and has been referred to committee review.