An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (recreational snow sport helmets)

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

Hedy Fry  Liberal

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

Status

Not active, as of March 19, 2007
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment prohibits the advertising, sale or import into Canada of recreational snow sport helmets that do not meet the requirements of the applicable Canadian Standards Association standard.

Elsewhere

All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Brain Injury Awareness MonthStatements by Members

June 12th, 2008 / 2:05 p.m.
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Liberal

Hedy Fry Liberal Vancouver Centre, BC

Mr. Speaker, June is Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Traumatic head injury is the leading cause of death or disability in young men. A shocking 30% of children and youth who participate in sport sustain a head injury. There are more than 100,000 brain injuries a year in Canada.

The good news is the majority of these sport related injuries are preventable. A helmet that conforms to Canadian Standards Association standards can protect precious brains from injuries that kill, disable or permanently rob a life of its potential. The only sport helmets that currently conform to standards are hockey and lacrosse helmets.

In March 2007, I tabled Bill C-412 that would amend the Hazardous Products Act to prohibit the sale, import or advertising of substandard recreational snow sport helmets.

As it stands, my bill will not soon come to the House for debate, but the Minister of Health could make this amendment through governor in council. He has not been willing to do so, choosing instead to support industry. I urge him to do it now, this month, before more young lives are destroyed.

Hazardous Products ActRoutine Proceedings

March 19th, 2007 / 3 p.m.
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Liberal

Hedy Fry Liberal Vancouver Centre, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-412, An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (recreational snow sport helmets).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to introduce this bill which would amend the Hazardous Products Act, part I of schedule I, to add recreational snowboard helmets. It would ban the advertising, sale and import into Canada of unsafe ski and snowboarding helmets that do not meet the requirements of the applicable Canadian Standards Association.

This is a medical, safety and economic issue. It is good public policy because recreational head injuries cost Canadian taxpayers over $100 million a year in health care costs, not to mention the human tragedy. My bill would ensure that Canadians would have the appropriate head gear protection they need when skiing or snowboarding.

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