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)