Framework on Co-operatives Act

An Act respecting the establishment of a framework to promote the development of co-operatives in Canada and amending the Department of Industry Act and other Acts

Sponsor

Alexandra Mendes  Liberal

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

Status

Introduced, as of June 8, 2016

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Summary

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The purpose of this enactment is to provide for the establishment and implementation of a framework to promote the development of co-operatives in Canada and to amend the Department of Industry Act and other acts to specify that, within their mandates, federal ministers and agencies are to develop and promote the co-operative model in Canada.

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Framework on Co-operatives ActRoutine Proceedings

June 8th, 2016 / 3:30 p.m.
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Liberal

Alexandra Mendes Liberal Brossard—Saint-Lambert, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-286, An Act respecting the establishment of a framework to promote the development of co-operatives in Canada and amending the Department of Industry Act and other Acts.

Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise today to introduce my private member's bill entitled, “an act respecting the establishment of a framework to promote the development of co-operatives in Canada and amending the Department of Industry Act and other acts”. I thank my colleague from Guelph for supporting this.

This bill follows up on the work started by my hon. colleague, the member for Ottawa—Vanier, and the 2012 recommendations of the Special Committee on Co-operatives.

The objective of the bill is to legally make the Department of Innovation, Sciences and Economic Development responsible for the co-operative sector.

We also want to promote the co-operative movement, contribute to its development, and facilitate exchanges and communication between the federal government and the co-operative sector.

I hope and trust that, co-operatively, all members will support this legislative initiative.

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