An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (automated external defibrillators)

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


Pierre-Luc Dusseault  NDP

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


Introduced, as of June 19, 2019
(This bill did not become law.)


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This enactment amends the Canada Labour Code to require that automated external defibrillators be kept in work places.


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Canada Labour CodeRoutine Proceedings

June 19th, 2019 / 4 p.m.
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Pierre-Luc Dusseault NDP Sherbrooke, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-465, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (automated external defibrillators).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce this bill, which is the result of a collaboration with one of my constituents, Claude Leblanc, who was recently honoured. Sadly, he passed away a few weeks after I met him.

We worked together on the idea of this bill. Claude Leblanc was instrumental in getting automated defibrillators installed all over the riding of Sherbrooke and even all across Quebec. He wanted to push his idea even further and make it mandatory to install defibrillators in government buildings and buildings housing federally regulated businesses.

The bill would amend the Canada Labour Code to ensure that federally regulated businesses and federal government offices with a certain number of employees, which will be prescribed by regulation, install automated defibrillators in the workplace. We estimate that this would save hundreds of lives a year. It would ensure that this kind of assistance is available in all regions of Canada when needed.

I am grateful to Claude Leblanc for his years of hard work.

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