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)