Bill C-296

An Act to amend the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and the Textile Labelling Act (animal fur or skin)

This bill was tabled by Libby Davies on Sept. 30, 2011.

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How does a bill become a law?

Don’t trust Schoolhouse Rock – that’s for Americans. To become a law, a bill in the Canada’s Parliament needs to go through the following steps, and pass when voted on during each step:

  • It all starts with the first reading, when the bill is introduced.
  • Next comes the second reading, when other MPs or Senators get to debate the bill.
  • After that, the bill goes to a committee that studies and amends it line-by-line. Once they finish, the bill goes returns to the House or Senate for the report stage, where anyone can propose amendments.
  • The third reading is the moment of truth: no more changes, just a debate and a final vote on whether or not the bill should pass.
  • If a bill makes it through all of those steps – in both the House of Commons and Senate – it’s ready to get Royal Assent and become a law.

Status of this Bill

Introduction and First Reading

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  • Photo of Libby Davies
    Libby Davies spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Animal Welfare

    Mr. Speaker, I am also proud to present more petitions from citizens across Canada who point out that every year hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats are brutally slaughtered for their fur in a number of Asian regions. ... more

    May 1, 2013,   Parliament
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    Libby Davies spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Animal Welfare

    Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present today. ... more

    Feb. 1, 2013,   Parliament
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    Libby Davies spoke about Routine Proceedings > PETITIONS > Animal Welfare

    Mr. Speaker, I have risen on numerous occasions to present petitions from people in Manitoba, Ontario and B.C. who are concerned that every year thousands of dogs and cats are brutally slaughtered for their fur. The petitioners point out that Canada should join the U.S.A., Australia and European countries in banning the import and sale of cat and dog fur and that it should support Bill C-296.

    Dec. 12, 2012,   Parliament
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    Libby Davies spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Animal Welfare

    Mr. Speaker, I have yet again more petitions to add to the many petitions I have presented in the House on this issue from people who are very concerned about the fact that every year hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats are brutally slaughtered for their fur in a number of Asian regions and that these animals live in deplorable conditions. The petitioners say that we should join the U.S.A., Australia and the EU in banning the import of cat and dog fur. They call on the Government of Canada to support Bill C-296.

    Oct. 19, 2012,   Parliament
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    Libby Davies spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Canada Consumer Product Safety Act

    Mr. Speaker, I have hundreds of petitions here. I would like to thank the dedicated volunteers who have shown so much commitment in collecting petitions over the last year. ... more

    Sept. 28, 2012,   Parliament
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    Libby Davies spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Canada Consumer Product Safety Act

    Mr. Speaker, the second petition has many pages and is signed by people who are very concerned right across the country. I want to congratulate people for the work they have done in going out and collecting signatures and signing this petition. ... more

    Jan. 30, 2012,   Parliament
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    Libby Davies spoke about Routine Proceedings > Canada Consumer Product Safety Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-296, An Act to amend the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and the Textile Labelling Act (animal fur or skin). ... more

    Sept. 29, 2011,   Parliament