Bottled Water Labelling Act

An Act respecting the labelling of bottled water

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 Feb. 27, 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 Health to make regulations with respect to the labelling of bottled water within nine months after the day on which this enactment comes into force.

Elsewhere

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Bottled Water Labelling ActRoutine Proceedings

February 27th, 2008 / 3:10 p.m.
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NDP

Paul Dewar NDP Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-514, An Act respecting the labelling of bottled water.

Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from the western Arctic for seconding this bill.

Canadians are concerned about the quality of bottled water. In fact, 20% of Canadians depend on bottled water for their exclusive use every day. Sadly, bottled water is not regulated at present. This private member's bill would require bottled water to be labelled to ensure quality, to make sure the source is identified, and to ensure that those who are bottling the water will provide information so that if consumers need to get in touch with them, they can.

Finally, I want to give credit to Tony Clarke from the Polaris Institute, and his excellent work on this issue, and the book entitled, Inside the Bottle, which provided me with the evidence to bring forward this private member's bill.

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