moved for leave to introduce Bill C-355, an act to amend the Statutory Instruments Act (regulatory accountability).
Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to introduce this private member's bill entitled, an act to amend the Statutory Instruments Act.
The effect of the bill is that all proposed regulations made by ministers would have to be laid before the House of Commons so that the appropriate committee could study them, conduct inquiries or public hearings and then report back to the House. In effect, it would improve the accountability of the regulatory making procedure.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)