Bisphenol A (BPA) Control Act

An Act to prohibit the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in specified products and to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

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

Sponsor

Paul Dewar  NDP

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

Status

Not active, as of Jan. 28, 2008
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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

This enactment requires the Minister of the Environment to make regulations prohibiting the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in certain specified products within 6 months after the enactment comes into force.

The enactment also amends Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to include bisphenol A (BPA).

Elsewhere

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Bisphenol A (BPA) Control ActRoutine Proceedings

January 28th, 2008 / 3:05 p.m.
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NDP

Paul Dewar NDP Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-497, An Act to prohibit the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in specified products and to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present my private member's bill to ban the use of bisphenol A in consumer products.

Bisphenol A is a known hormone disrupter and is something that we should take out of products that are used by children, women and people in general.

My bill would prohibit the use of BPA in food and drink packaging, including food cans, beverage cans, pop bottle tops and plastic containers, including bottled water. I believe Canadians families and some Canadian manufacturers are far ahead of government on this because they have done it already. This shows leadership by way of listening to Canadians in general. I look forward to having the bill passed.

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