An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (recreational snow sport helmets)
Hedy Fry Liberal
Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)
Introduction and First Reading
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Hazardous Products Act
September 19th, 2011 / 3:15 p.m.
Hedy Fry Vancouver Centre, BC
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-275, An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (recreational snow sport helmets).
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce for the fourth time my private member's bill entitled An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (recreational snow sport helmets), which would ban the advertising, sale and import of unsafe ski and snowboard helmets in Canada that do not have CSA approval.
This is not only a good medical and safety issue, it is good public policy. It is estimated that recreational head injuries cost Canadian taxpayers over $100 million each year. Fifty per cent to 88% of acquired brain injuries happen because of this kind of unsafe helmet use.
My bill would ensure that Canadians have the headgear protection that is actually safe. This does not need to be debated in the House. It just needs an order in council to allow for CSA-approved helmets to be used.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)