An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act (automatic defibrillators)

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2002.

Sponsor

Beth Phinney  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Not active, as of Feb. 5, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)

Elsewhere

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Canada Labour Code
Routine Proceedings

June 3rd, 2002 / 3:15 p.m.
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Liberal

Beth Phinney Hamilton Mountain, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-471, an act to amend the Canada Labour Code (defibrillators in the work place).

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to present my private member's bill, an act to amend the Canada Labour Code (defibrillators in the work place) to the House today, seconded by the hon. member for Pierrefonds--Dollard. The bill complements myprivate member's bill introduced last year, Bill C-215, dealing with defibrillators on airplanes.

A person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest has a 70% chance of survival if he or she can be treated within four minutes. The bill would ensure that all major public buildings would have defibrillators installed in them and staff trained in using them in the unfortunate case of someone suffering from a heart attack. I am pleased to state that the Greater Toronto Airports Authority has just announced the installation of 75 automated external defibrillators throughout the airport's three terminals.

Installation of defibrillators in all major public buildings has the potential of saving thousands of lives a year. I hope all members will support the bill when it comes to the House.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Aeronautics Act
Routine Proceedings

February 5th, 2001 / 3:10 p.m.
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Liberal

Beth Phinney Hamilton Mountain, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-215, an act to amend the Aeronautics Act (automatic defibrillators).

Mr. Speaker, as you know, when a person suffers cardiac arrest, time is of the essence. The bill ensures that commercial passenger services in Canada with flights over one hour carry automated external defibrillators, providing passengers and crew with life saving technology. This would place in law a practice that many airlines in the world, including American Airlines, Qantas, British Airways and Canada 3000, are already following.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)