An Act to amend the Special Import Measures Act (environmental costs)

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


Navdeep Bains  Liberal

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


Not active, as of June 20, 2008
(This bill did not become law.)


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

This enactment amends the Special Import Measures Act to create the obligation to take into consideration the cost of implementing environmental protection measures when determining whether goods have been dumped or subsidized.


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Special Import Measures ActRoutine Proceedings

June 20th, 2008 / 12:50 p.m.
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Navdeep Bains Liberal Mississauga—Brampton South, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-574, An Act to amend the Special Import Measures Act (environmental costs).

Mr. Speaker, this bill would help to make it easier for Canadian companies to compete globally by complying with our environmental legislation and regulations. It would ensure that foreign companies that export to Canada are penalized when their home governments refuse to enforce their own environmental laws in order to subsidize their products when cases of dumping are considered.

Conversely, the bill would ensure that Canadian companies that comply with Canada's environmental laws and regulations would have those costs considered as part of their costs of production in dumping cases. My bill would provide clarity to the government and would protect Canadian companies from outsourcing carbon emissions, which do not respect national borders.

This bill would help to build a strong green economy for the 21st century.

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