Bill C-322 (Historical)
Antipoverty Act (amendments to the Canadian Human Rights Act and Criminal Code)
This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.
This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.
Réal Ménard Bloc
Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)
Introduction and First Reading
(This bill did not become law.)
May 8th, 2007 / 12:20 p.m.
June 13th, 2006 / 10 a.m.
Réal Ménard Hochelaga, QC
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-322, Antipoverty Act (amendments to the Canadian Human Rights Act and Criminal Code).
Mr. Speaker, I am introducing this bill, which is made up of four measures: adding “social condition” to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination in the Canadian Human Rights Act; establishing a new prohibited grounds for discrimination in the Canadian Human Rights Act in cases where financial institutions refuse to provide basic banking services; asking this House to debate poverty for six hours per year; and amending section 347 of the Criminal Code to limit the legal interest rate for lending money in Canada by lowering it from 60% to 35%.
I hope that this bill will be adopted as quickly as possible.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)