An Act to amend the Canada Water Act (recycling, conservation and efficiency)

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.


Francis Scarpaleggia  Liberal

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


Introduced, as of Feb. 18, 2015
(This bill did not become law.)


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

This enactment amends the Canada Water Act to

(a) authorize the Governor in Council to make regulations respecting water devices and standards for water recycling, water conservation and water efficiency;

(b) confer powers on the Minister of the Environment in respect of the development and undertaking of programs relating to the development and promotion of water devices and water-recycling, water conservation and water efficiency practices;

(c) establish requirements in respect of the importation and interprovincial sale or shipping of water devices;

(d) create offences in respect of the failure to provide required information and the failure to comply with requirements in respect of the importation and the interprovincial sale or shipping of water devices; and

(e) require the Minister to demonstrate in a report to Parliament

(i) the extent to which the water efficiency standards prescribed under this Act compare to standards established by other jurisdictions, and

(ii) the extent to which water efficiency standards have been prescribed under this Act for water devices whose use has a significant impact on water consumption in Canada.


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Canada Water ActRoutine Proceedings

February 18th, 2015 / 3:10 p.m.
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Francis Scarpaleggia Liberal Lac-Saint-Louis, QC

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)