An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (Schedule 1)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Susan Kadis  Liberal

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

Status

Not active, as of May 10, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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This enactment amends Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to include brominated flame retardants and polybrominated diphenyl ether.

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Canadian Environmental Protection ActRoutine Proceedings

May 10th, 2006 / 3:30 p.m.
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Liberal

Susan Kadis Liberal Thornhill, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-274, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (Schedule 1).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to introduce this private member's bill. This bill calls on the government to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act to add brominated flame retardants and polybrominated diphenyl ether to the list of toxic substances.

Recent studies have identified that these chemicals commonly used as flame retardants have been found in our house dust and in breast milk. Europe has already taken steps to ban these dangerous chemicals. Here in Canada, studies have been completed which highlight the high level of this chemical presently in our environment. It is time to ban these products to protect the health of Canadians.

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