An Act to amend the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act (appointment of permanent members)

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

Peter Julian  NDP

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

Status

Introduced, as of April 22, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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This enactment amends the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act to provide for the appointment of a nominee of Canadian labour organizations as one of the permanent members of the Tribunal.

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Canadian International Trade Tribunal ActRoutine Proceedings

April 22nd, 2009 / 4 p.m.
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NDP

Peter Julian NDP Burnaby—New Westminster, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-365, An Act to amend the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act (appointment of permanent members).

Madam Speaker, I thank my seconder, the member for Hamilton East—Stoney Creek, who has a proud history of standing up for ordinary Canadians.

The trade strategy of the government is a massive, overwhelming failure. One of the reasons is that the institutions that we have are institutions that do not provide for ordinary workers' representatives. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal essentially only represents business in that only business can start the actions that lead to anti-dumping findings and defend Canadian jobs here at home. My bill would put into place a representative from labour who would be, in a very real sense, the eyes and ears of ordinary working Canadians, the labour movement, so that the decisions of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal would be more in Canada's interests and more in the interests of ordinary working people.

I certainly hope that this adjustment to the trade tribunal will receive the support from all four corners of this House.

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