An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (prohibition of asbestos)

This bill was last introduced in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2019.


Sheri Benson  NDP

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


Introduced, as of Nov. 16, 2016
(This bill did not become law.)


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, use, sale, offer for sale or import of certain toxic substances that cause significant danger to the environment or to human life or health.


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Canadian Environmental Protection ActRoutine Proceedings

November 16th, 2016 / 3:15 p.m.
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Sheri Benson NDP Saskatoon West, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-321, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (prohibition of asbestos).

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to introduce a bill that would ban a deadly substance, asbestos. I have heard from many constituents who have lost loved ones to this terrible scourge, and the epidemic of asbestos related deaths must be stopped.

I am always open to working with the government to ensure the health and safety of Canadians. I hope all members of the House will support the bill.

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