Bisphenol A (BPA) Control Act

An Act to prohibit the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in specified products and to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

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.

Sponsor

Paul Dewar  NDP

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

Status

Introduced, as of Feb. 6, 2009
(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 the Environment to make regulations prohibiting the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in certain specified products within six months after the enactment comes into force.

The enactment also amends Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to include bisphenol A (BPA).

Elsewhere

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Bisphenol A (BPA) Control ActRoutine Proceedings

February 6th, 2009 / 12:15 p.m.
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NDP

Paul Dewar NDP Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-299, An Act to prohibit the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in specified products and to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague from Halifax for seconding this bill.

I actually introduced this bill in the last Parliament. The government adopted some of the facets of this bill that would prohibit and eliminate the use of bisphenol A in products. As we know, bisphenol A is a chromosome disrupter. It does affect human health, particularly the most vulnerable. This bill would eliminate bisphenol A in all products in Canada.

I want to push the government a little more on the adoption of this principle and look forward to this being adopted by this Parliament.

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