An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (microplastics)

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

Sponsor

Massimo Pacetti  Independent

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

Status

Introduced, as of June 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 amends the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to prohibit the manufacture for use or sale in Canada and the importation of personal care products that contain microplastics.

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Canadian Environmental Protection ActRoutine Proceedings

June 2nd, 2015 / 10:05 a.m.
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Independent

Massimo Pacetti Independent Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-684, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (microplastics).

Mr. Speaker, this bill would amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, to prohibit the importation into Canada and the manufacture for use or sale in Canada of personal care products that contain pieces of plastic of up to five millimetres in size.

The bill had been ready to be tabled since the beginning of last fall, but due to some distractions, I decided it best to wait and table this bill today so that the focus could be on taking action in response to numerous recent studies that highlight the damage microbeads inflict on our marine ecosystem.

As a Montrealer, I am personally troubled that my city's main waterway, the St. Lawrence River, contains high levels of microbead contamination.

Even though this House unanimously passed the motion in March to deal with this problem, the government has yet to take action.

Seeing how little time is remaining in this session, and the fact that this bill is non-controversial, and that the House has already pronounced itself in favour of this matter, I was wondering if I can request unanimous consent to send this bill directly to the environment committee for study.