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

Sponsor

Sheri Benson  NDP

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

Status

Introduced, as of Nov. 16, 2016

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Summary

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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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NDP

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)