An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (trans fatty acids)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in October 2007.

Sponsor

Pat Martin  NDP

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

Status

Not active, as of June 19, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

The purpose of this enactment is to amend the Food and Drugs Act to ban trans fatty acids in oils and fats intended for human consumption.

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Food and Drugs Act
Routine Proceedings

June 19th, 2006 / 3:10 p.m.
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NDP

Pat Martin Winnipeg Centre, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-328, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (trans fatty acids).

Mr. Speaker, trans fats are deadly manufactured fats that cause obesity, heart disease and diabetes. All are on the rise in Canada. However, when I asked the Liberal health minister to eliminate trans fats from our diets, she replied that it was all right to have these poisons in our food as long as they were properly labeled.

We are putting forward this bill today to ensure that labelling is not considered to be adequate. We want these things to be eliminated. If it comes to it being between the shelf life of a human being and the shelf life of a doughnut, we want to err on the side of the human being.

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