An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in May 2004.

This bill was previously introduced in the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session.

Sponsor

Monique Guay  Bloc

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

Status

Not active, as of Nov. 29, 2002
(This bill did not become law.)

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Canada Labour CodeRoutine Proceedings

November 29th, 2002 / 12:05 p.m.
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Bloc

Monique Guay Bloc Laurentides, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-319, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code.

Mr. Speaker, I introduce this bill with great pleasure as well as a great deal of emotion. It has already been debated in the House, and here it is again.

The purpose is to amend the Canada Labour Code in order to ensure that all women workers, particularly those who are pregnant or nursing, in areas under federal jurisdiction and therefore covered by the Canada Labour Code, may take advantage of preventive withdrawal.

It is high time that this possibility was made available to women by this government. As we know, the birthrate in Canada is not very high. We need to ensure that all women give birth to healthy babies.

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