Treaty Approval Act

An Act to provide for the conduct of public hearings and approval by the House of Commons before the ratification of important treaties

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

Sponsor

Francine Lalonde  Bloc

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

Status

Not active, as of March 28, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)

Elsewhere

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Treaty Approval ActRoutine Proceedings

March 28th, 2001 / 3:20 p.m.
See context

Bloc

Francine Lalonde Bloc Mercier, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-315, an act to provide for the conduct of public hearings and approval by the House of Commons before the ratification of important treaties.

Mr. Speaker, this is an issue we are debating at the moment. The provinces, as we know, are free to not ratify a treaty negotiated on their behalf by the government.

The bill I am tabling is intended to require consultation with the provinces, before a treaty is ratified, as they asked.

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