An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act

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.


Monte Solberg  Canadian Alliance

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


Not active, as of Feb. 20, 2003
(This bill did not become law.)


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Canadian Human Rights ActRoutine Proceedings

February 20th, 2003 / 10:05 a.m.
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Canadian Alliance

Monte Solberg Canadian Alliance Medicine Hat, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-397, an act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Mr. Speaker,it is a pleasure to rise and address this issue. This private member's bill would bring some sense to a situation that has occurred regarding some rulings of the Canadian Human Rights Commission whereby it is no longer permitted of prospective employers to pretest prospective employees for drug and alcohol use.

This is a particular concern for people who are applying for jobs in the field of transportation, rather obviously, when we have people who are getting behind the wheel of a large truck and rolling down the highway. Employers would like to know ahead of time that these people are not in the grip of alcohol or drugs.

There is also another problem that this would address. The Americans test for these things and demand testing so that in fact right now it could pose problems if we are not in accordance with what they are proposing.

For those reasons I am happy to bring the bill forward.

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