An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (trans fatty acids)

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


Pat Martin  NDP

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


Not active, as of Feb. 6, 2004
(This bill did not become law.)


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Food and Drugs ActRoutine Proceedings

February 6th, 2004 / 12:05 p.m.
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Pat Martin NDP Winnipeg Centre, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-473, an act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (trans fatty acids).

Mr. Speaker, I thank the House for this opportunity to introduce and give first reading to this private member's bill to amend the Food and Drugs Act so that for all intents and purposes trans fatty acids would be banned.

I should point out that this bill is not an outright ban. It would lower the allowable limit of trans fatty acids to no more than 2% of all the fats found in any product. Therefore, any food product sold in Canada in restaurant food or store bought processed food would virtually have no trans fatty acids for the general health and well-being of Canadians.

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