Canada Seat Belt Act

An Act respecting seat belts in federal vehicles and school buses

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


Mac Harb  Liberal

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


Not active, as of June 1, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)


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Canada Seat Belt ActRoutine Proceedings

June 1st, 2001 / 12:10 p.m.
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Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-366, an act respecting seat belts in federal vehicles and school buses.

Mr. Speaker, the bill would require that all vehicles under federal jurisdiction, including military vehicles, must be equipped with seat belts for the driver and passengers if they are operated on a public highway. The design of the seat belt must comply with the regulations and the laws of the province in which the vehicles are used. There is a power to exempt vehicles in special cases but not for vehicles that regularly transport students.

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