moved for leave to introduce Bill C-220, an act to amend the Hazardous Products Act.
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present this private member's bill entitled an act to amend the Hazardous Products Act.
I first presented this bill last June in response to two of my constituents, Robert and Maria Weese of Wallaceburg, Ontario. They lost a young son in a tragic accident at school when a portable soccer net blew over.
This bill is based on the recommendations of the coroner's jury in the Wallaceburg case. The bill would require that soccer goals, handball goals and field hockey goals for recreational or school use be fixed to the ground. There are many other cases in both Canada and the United States where nets have blown down and youngsters have been injured or killed.
I again commend the Weese family and the local community for working to prevent other possible tragedies. I am proud and honoured as their member of Parliament to present this private member's bill on their behalf.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)