An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (asbestos)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session.


Nathan Cullen  NDP

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


Introduced, as of June 1, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)


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This enactment amends the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to prohibit the mining and export of asbestos.


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Canadian Environmental Protection ActRoutine Proceedings

June 1st, 2009 / 3:05 p.m.
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Nathan Cullen NDP Skeena—Bulkley Valley, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-399, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (asbestos).

Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise today to introduce two bills that are the product of a competition called “Create Your Canada”, which we have been running in Skeena—Bulkley Valley for the last year or so. We believe it is the first time in Parliament's history that a competition has been run among young people to come forward with their best ideas for the country.

This idea, presented by Hayley McDermid, Claire Hinchliffe and Chloe Staiger, who are looking on right now, is to ban asbestos in all its forms. It is backed by my colleague from Winnipeg Centre, who has worked long and hard on this issue.

It presents to Parliament, in all clarity and purposefulness, the vision of what young people in Canada look for, which is leadership from the House to protect the health and welfare of Canadians and also of our trading partners, so we do not export our cancer overseas or we do not export misery to the countries with which we deal.

These young people have shown us the way. I look for the full and confident support of the House.

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