National Literacy Standards Act

An Act to establish national literacy standards across Canada

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 8, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)


All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, an excellent resource from the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

National Literacy Standards ActRoutine Proceedings

June 8th, 2001 / 12:10 p.m.
See context


Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-376, an act to establish national literacy standards across Canada.

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of the enactment of the bill is to require a minister to consult with provincial and territorial governments, education and literacy experts, industry, labour, the media and literacy students to report on illiteracy and national literacy goals and standards, and to propose a policy by which the goals and standards might be achieved.

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