An Act to amend the Textile Labelling Act

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


Marlene Jennings  Liberal

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


Not active, as of May 12, 2004
(This bill did not become law.)


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Textile Labelling ActRoutine Proceedings

May 12th, 2004 / 3:10 p.m.
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Marlene Jennings Liberal Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine, QC

asked for leave to introduce Bill C-527, an act to amend the Textile Labelling Act.

Mr. Speaker, it is a true honour for me to introduce Bill C-527, an act to amend the Textile Labelling Act.

This is a long awaited initiative among those in Canada who decry the use of sweatshop labour in developing and least developed countries to produce the clothes that we wear in Canada.

The bill would make it possible for Canadian consumers to identify the name and address of the factory that produced an item of clothing. Labels would include a reference number that Canadians could use to check on the Internet where their clothes were being made.

More than 10,000 young Canadians have already signed the petition, circulated in Quebec by Amnesty International, calling for this type of labelling.

With the bill, Canadians will have access to greater information. It will be at their disposal and they will know when they buy the clothes.

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