Made in Canada Act

An Act respecting the use of government procurements and transfers to promote economic development

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

Bruce Hyer  NDP

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

Status

Introduced, as of Feb. 10, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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

The purpose of this enactment is to promote employment and economic development in Canada by ensuring that the Government of Canada, while complying with its international obligations, gives preference to Canadian products in transfers to provinces, municipalities and private parties and in the procurement of its goods.

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Made in Canada ActRoutine Proceedings

February 10th, 2009 / 10:20 a.m.
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NDP

Bruce Hyer NDP Thunder Bay—Superior North, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-312, An Act respecting the use of government procurements and transfers to promote economic development.

Mr. Speaker, I am privileged today to introduce the made in Canada act.

This act respecting the use of government procurements and transfers to promote economic development would stimulate employment and Canadian industry. It would do this by ensuring that our government maintains a minimum level of Canadian content in the procurement of our products and in federally supported infrastructure projects.

A discussion of this must be started if we are to get serious about stimulating our economy and not just stimulating jobs and industries overseas. Our major trading partners, like Europe, Mexico and the U.S.A., have had such policies in place for decades.

This act is intended to catch up and get the best value from hard-earned Canadian taxpayers' dollars.

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