moved for leave to introduce Bill C-436, An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (prohibited product—hooks).
Mr. Speaker, I am privileged to introduce this bill which is an act to amend the Hazardous Products Act.
The purpose of the bill is to prohibit the advertising, sale and import of elongated display hooks that can cause a threat to the safety and health of persons.
Together with the unsafe products act introduced by my colleague the member for Halifax--Needham in the Nova Scotia legislature, these measures are designed to remove dangerous display hooks from the marketplace that have caused blindness, sight impairment and brain injury to countless children and some adults. The continued use of these deadly hooks should be illegal, period. I hope all members will see fit to support this simple effective measure.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)