Fair, Democratic and Sustainable Trade Treaties Act

An Act to provide for fair, democratic and sustainable trade treaties

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


Peter Julian  NDP

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


Introduced, as of June 9, 2017
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment requires the Government of Canada to obtain the approval of Parliament before expressing its consent to be bound by a trade treaty.


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Fair, Democratic and Sustainable Trade ActRoutine Proceedings

June 9th, 2017 / 12:10 p.m.
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Peter Julian NDP New Westminster—Burnaby, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-358, An Act to provide for fair, democratic and sustainable trade treaties.

Mr. Speaker, I am so pleased to present today the fair, democratic and sustainable trade act, which is a true progressive and environmental approach to international trade.

As the House knows, often, in the past, governments have introduced bills on international trade that were neither fair nor democratic.

This legislation would change that and would bring in a trade framework that meets the progressive Canadian values of transparency, democracy, and fairness.

It is now time for Canada to show leadership and innovation when it comes to democratic treaties and fair trade.

Now is the time for a fair, democratic, and sustainable approach to trade and fair, democratic, and sustainable trade treaties. I hope all members of Parliament will support this important legislation.

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