Modern Slavery Act

An Act to enact the Modern Slavery Act and to amend the Customs Tariff


Second reading (Senate), as of March 12, 2020

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This enactment enacts the Modern Slavery Act, which imposes an obligation on certain entities to report on the measures taken

to prevent and reduce the risk that forced labour or child labour

is used at any step in the production of goods in Canada or elsewhere by the entity or in the production of goods imported into Canada. The Act

provides for an inspection regime and gives the Minister the

power to require an entity to provide certain information.

This enactment also amends the Customs Tariff to allow for a

prohibition on the importation of goods manufactured or produced,

in whole or in part, by forced labour or child labour.


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