C-45 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures

Vote topic

That Bill C-45, in Clause 302, be amended by replacing lines 4 to 8 on page 271 with the following:

“9. (1) Except in instances where a province is pursuing any of the legitimate objectives referred to in Article 404 of the Agreement, namely public security and safety, public order, protection of human, animal or plant life or health, protection of the environment, consumer protection, protection of the health, safety and well-being of workers, and affirmative action programs for disadvantaged groups, the Governor in Council may, by order, for the purpose of suspending benefits of equivalent effect or imposing retaliatory measures of equivalent effect in respect of a province under Article 1709 of the Agreement, do any”

See context in the Debates.


  • Yes 125
  • No 146
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