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

Sponsor

Robert-Falcon Ouellette  Liberal

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

Status

Introduced, as of Dec. 7, 2016

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Summary

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This enactment amends the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to prohibit the manufacture, use, sell, 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

December 7th, 2016 / 3:20 p.m.
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Liberal

Robert-Falcon Ouellette Liberal Winnipeg Centre, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-329, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (asbestos).

Mr. Speaker, I am excited, with the support of the member for Newmarket—Aurora, to introduce a bill to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, modifying section 94. This would place asbestos on the prohibited materials list, meaning no person shall manufacture, use, sell, offer for sale, or import asbestos.

Asbestos has destroyed the lives of far too many workers. While short-term gain may be good, the long-term consequences for society are expensive. Let us ensure that people around the world do not suffer needlessly for our inactions. Let us do the right thing, and ban this toxic substance, once and for all.

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