An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (microbeads)

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

Sponsor

John McKay  Liberal

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

Status

Introduced, as of May 13, 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 amends the Food and Drugs Act to prohibit the sale of cosmetics that contain pieces of plastic that measure five millimetres or less in every dimension.

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Food and Drugs ActRoutine Proceedings

May 13th, 2015 / 3:25 p.m.
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Liberal

John McKay Liberal Scarborough—Guildwood, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-680, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (microbeads).

Mr. Speaker, the bill would amend the Food and Drugs Act to prohibit the sale of personal care products containing pieces of plastic of up to five millimetres in size.

As we know, this has been a subject of some considerable debate. The reason for moving the bill at this time is that even though the House spoke passionately, eloquently and, ultimately, unanimously in favour of doing something, we have noticed a pattern in the past of motions of the House being ignored.

This will no longer be ignored. The government will have to respond with a response to the legislation itself. I would encourage all members to support it.

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