moved for leave to introduce Bill C-336, An Act regarding the right to know when products contain toxic substances.
Mr. Speaker, Canadians have the right to know if the everyday products they buy for themselves, their families, and their homes could harm their health or the environment. That is why I am introducing the right to know act.
Protection begins with knowledge, and this is why I am tabling a bill that should provide consumers with the right to access that information, the right to know act. This bill would require that all products, especially foods, household cleaners, and cosmetics, carry clearly marked labels specifying their toxic contents.
Environmental Defence and others support the objectives of this bill. I hope that all members of Parliament will support this important legislation.
(Motion deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)