An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (fire-safe cigarettes)

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


John McKay  Liberal

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


Not active, as of Feb. 6, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)


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Hazardous Products ActRoutine Proceedings

February 6th, 2001 / 10:15 a.m.
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John McKay Liberal Scarborough East, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-236, an act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (fire-safe cigarettes).

Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Sydney—Victoria for seconding the motion. The bill would force cigarette companies to make fire safe cigarettes. If we could save a dozen lives a year, we would do so. If we could save 100 injuries a year, we would do so. If we could save millions of dollars in property damage, we would do so.

Cigarette companies have known how to make fire-safe cigarettes for years but have failed to do so. The proposed bill would remedy that situation. I hope to solicit the support of all members.

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