Treaty Publication Act

An Act to provide for the publication of treaties

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


Francine Lalonde  Bloc

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


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


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Treaty Publication ActRoutine Proceedings

March 28th, 2001 / 3:20 p.m.
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Francine Lalonde Bloc Mercier, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-316, an act to provide for the publication of treaties.

Mr. Speaker, we had a debate that unfortunately ended with a vote, the result of which was a disappointment to us. I am daring to try again. I am convinced that many members on both sides of the House will agree that parliament must decide the content of a treaty before it is signed. Prior to that the public should be consulted through a committee to be determined by the House.

I am convinced that this would allow us to promote something extremely important, namely democracy and democratic transparency.

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