moved for leave to introduce Bill C-234, an act to amend the Criminal Code (facsimile advertising), and Bill C-235, an act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act.
Mr. Speaker, with your permission, I am introducing today two bills which deal with related subjects, so I will speak on both together.
First of all, as we know, of course, masses of unsolicited advertising material are delivered to our homes regularly. A number of our fellow citizens would prefer that Canada Post not deliver this kind of material.
The purpose of one of the bills I am introducing is to allow people who do not wish to receive direct mail advertising or unaddressed mailing to so advise Canada Post Corporation and stop receiving such material.
Let us now move on to another type of unsolicited advertisements, the type we often receive by fax, not on paper paid for by the originator but rather on our own paper. Sheet after sheet after sheet of ads that we never solicited pile up overnight in our offices.
The purpose of this bill is to prohibit the use of faxes to advertise the sale of goods or services to individuals or corporations which did not solicit it.
(Motions deemed agreed to, bills read the first time and printed.)