An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (recreational snow sport helmets)

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.


Hedy Fry  Liberal

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


Introduced, as of Feb. 5, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)


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This enactment prohibits the advertising, sale or import into Canada of recreational snow sport helmets that do not meet the requirements of the applicable Canadian Standards Association standard.


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Hazardous Products ActRoutine Proceedings

February 5th, 2009 / 10:20 a.m.
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Hedy Fry Liberal Vancouver Centre, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-289, An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (recreational snow sport helmets).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to introduce my private member's bill entitled an act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (recreational snow sport helmets), which would ban the advertising, sale and import of ski and snow board helmets that do not meet the Canadian Standards Association standards.

This is not only a medical and safety issue; it is good public policy. It is estimated that recreational head injuries cost Canadian taxpayers over $100 million each year.

The Canadian Standards Association has set criteria for ski and snow sport helmets. My bill would ensure that Canadians would have approved headgear protection, when they need it, which would in fact be the appropriate headgear.

I look forward to working with members on both sides of the House to pass this bill and improving the safety of all Canadians, especially the young people who participate in these sports in winter.

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