An Act to amend the Department of Health Act (drinking water standards)

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

Sponsor

Francis Scarpaleggia  Liberal

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

Status

Introduced, as of April 2, 2015
(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 Health

(a) to develop drinking water standards in collaboration with representatives of the provincial and territorial governments; and

(b) to review the drinking water standards adopted by member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to determine if those standards provide a greater level of health protection than Canadian standards.

Elsewhere

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Department of Health ActRoutine Proceedings

April 2nd, 2015 / 12:15 p.m.
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Liberal

Francis Scarpaleggia Liberal Lac-Saint-Louis, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-664, An Act to amend the Department of Health Act (drinking water standards).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to introduce this bill, which would strengthen the federal government's ability to show better leadership by ensuring that Canada has the strictest drinking water standards.

In particular, this bill requires that Health Canada review the drinking water standards adopted by member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to determine if those standards provide a greater level of health protection than Canadian standards.

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