An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (drug export restrictions)

This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.


Ujjal Dosanjh  Liberal


Not active, as of Nov. 25, 2005
(This bill did not become law.)


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The purpose of this enactment is to protect an adequate supply of safe and affordable drugs for Canadians. The enactment amends the Food and Drugs Act to

(a) enable the Minister of Health to prohibit, by order, the export of a drug or class of drugs if the Minister is of the opinion that there is a shortage or likely shortage of a drug or class of drugs and an order is necessary to protect human health;

(b) enable the Minister to compel manufacturers, importers, exporters and sellers to provide information that the Minister may require for the purpose of exercising the Minister’s power to prohibit exports;

(c) provide increased enforcement powers; and

(d) increase the maximum penalties available under that Act.


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Food and Drugs ActRoutine Proceedings

November 25th, 2005 / 12:05 p.m.
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Wascana Saskatchewan


Ralph Goodale Liberalfor the Minister of Health

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-83, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (drug export restrictions).

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