moved for leave to introduce Bill C-653, An Act to amend the Canada Water Act (recycling, conservation and efficiency).
Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to introduce this bill, an act to amend the Canada Water Act. I call the bill the water efficiency bill.
The bill would allow the federal government to create water efficiency standards for products and processes in Canada that are sold in Canada and that use water. It would also allow the government to recognize water efficiency standards for devices and the like that were developed elsewhere, like in the United States or at the international level.
The bill would also require the government to report on the impacts of the measures on water consumption.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)