Bill C-461 (Historical)
An Act to amend the Competition Act (investigations by Commissioner and class proceedings) and to make a related amendment to another Act
This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in May 2004.
This bill was previously introduced in the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session.
Lorne Nystrom NDP
Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)
Introduction and First Reading
(This bill did not become law.)
October 22nd, 2003 / 3:10 p.m.
Lorne Nystrom Regina—Qu'Appelle, SK
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-461, an act to amend the Competition Act (investigations by Commissioner and class proceedings) and to make a related amendment to another Act.
Mr. Speaker, my bill to amend the Competition Act would actually allow consumers to pool their resources or band together in a class action suit under the Competition Act. That does not exist today. Consumers, under my act, could initiate an investigation into their complaint and go through the whole process. If successful, they would qualify for compensation. I am sure it has the support of most members of the House.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)