Energy Price Commission Act

An Act to establish the Energy Price Commission

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

Sponsor

Bev Desjarlais  NDP

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

Status

Not active, as of Feb. 26, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)

Elsewhere

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Energy Price Commission ActRoutine Proceedings

February 26th, 2001 / 3:10 p.m.
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NDP

Bev Desjarlais NDP Churchill, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-283, an act to establish the Energy Price Commission.

Mr. Speaker, as I am sure most members who are sitting here today are quite aware, Canadians throughout the country in every province and territory are deeply upset and actually quite disgusted with the ongoing increase in fuel prices. They feel there must be some government intervention to ensure that no gouging or unfair practices are taking place.

I think that the energy price commission would give the government the opportunity to ensure that it does have some say if companies are pursuing increased costs just for the sake of greed, not necessity.

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