Bill C-313

An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (non-corrective contact lenses)

This bill was tabled by Patricia Davidson on Oct. 4, 2011.

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  • 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

Second Reading

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  • Photo of Nathan Cullen
    Nathan Cullen spoke about Routine Proceedings > Privilege > Comments by the Member for Wellington—Halton Hills

    Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of personal privilege that I think will have some relevance to my colleague across the way, the House leader for the government, as well as the House leader for the Liberal Party. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Patricia Davidson
    Patricia Davidson spoke about Private Members' Business > Food and Drugs Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to stand here this evening as we go through the final second hour of third reading of my private member's Bill C-313. ... more

    May 31, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Don Davies
    Don Davies spoke about Private Members' Business > Food and Drugs Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise in the House and not only speak to Bill C-313 but also to offer the support of the official opposition, the New Democratic Party, to the proposed legislation. ... more

    May 31, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Hedy Fry
    Hedy Fry spoke about Private Members' Business > Food and Drugs Act

    Mr. Speaker, I continue to support Bill C-313 from the member for Sarnia—Lambton. Bill C-313 has received support from all parties. ... more

    May 31, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Food and Drugs Act

    The House resumed from April 4 consideration of the motion that Bill C-313, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (non-corrective contact lenses), be read the third time and passed.

    May 31, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Glenn Thibeault
    Glenn Thibeault spoke about Private Members' Business > Food and Drugs Act

    Madam Speaker, I am very happy to stand here today in support of this private member's bill in the name of the member for Sarnia—Lambton. Bill C-313 would amend the Food and Drugs Act in regard to cosmetic non-corrective contact lenses. ... more

    April 4, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Djaouida Sellah
    Djaouida Sellah spoke about Private Members' Business > Food and Drugs Act

    Madam Speaker, this is not the first time I have had an opportunity to speak to this bill. I spoke at second reading and when it was referred to the Standing Committee on Health. As far as I know, every party in the House supports this bill. ... more

    April 4, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Carolyn Bennett
    Carolyn Bennett spoke about Private Members' Business > Food and Drugs Act

    Madam Speaker, I am pleased to speak, literally, as the voice of the member for Vancouver Centre, who seems to be suffering from body betrayal today. ... more

    April 4, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Patricia Davidson
    Patricia Davidson spoke about Private Members' Business > Food and Drugs Act

    moved that the bill be read the third time and passed. ... more

    April 4, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Food and Drugs Act

    The House proceeded to the consideration of Bill C-313, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (non-corrective contact lenses), as reported (with amendment) from the committee.

    April 4, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joy Smith
    Joy Smith spoke about Routine Proceedings > Committees of the House > Health

    Madam Speaker, I have two reports. ... more

    Feb. 17, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Colin Carrie
    Colin Carrie spoke

    Thank you very much. ... more

    Feb. 14, 2012,   Parliament
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    Colin Carrie spoke

    Again, as we heard during the testimony, what we are suggesting, to avoid any confusion, is that Bill C-313 in clause 2 be amended by replacing lines 11 to 15 on page 1 with the following: ... more

    Feb. 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mr. Dana Cooper spoke

    Thank you very much. ... more

    Feb. 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dany Morin
    Dany Morin spoke

    Thank you very much. ... more

    Feb. 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dany Morin
    Dany Morin spoke

    Thank you, Madam Chair. ... more

    Feb. 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mr. Lorne Kashin (Vice-President, Opticians Association of Canada) spoke

    Thank you, Madam Chair. ... more

    Feb. 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • Dr. Peter J. Agapitos (Representative, Canadian Ophthalmological Society, and Chief, Department of Ophthamology, Ottawa Hospital) spoke

    Madam Chairperson and members of the Standing Committee on Health, thank you for allowing me today to address you on this important issue. ... more

    Feb. 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mr. Dana Cooper (Director, Government Relations and Public Affairs, Canadian Association of Optometrists) spoke

    Good morning, and thank you, Madam Chair and health committee members. We thank you for allowing us to appear in support of Bill C-313 to classify non-corrective cosmetic contact lenses as class II medical devices. We would also like to express our appreciation to Patricia Davidson, MP for Sarnia—Lambton, for bringing this important issue to the attention of the House of Commons and all Canadians. Thank you. ... more

    Feb. 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mr. Don Boyer (Acting Director, Medical Devices Bureau, Department of Health) spoke

    Thank you, Madam Chair. ... more

    Feb. 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Patricia Davidson

    Thank you very much, Madam Chair. It's with great respect that I accept your invitation to appear before the health committee in order to give testimony in support of Bill C-313, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act in relation to non-corrective lenses. ... more

    Feb. 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joy Smith
    Joy Smith spoke

    Today we are studying Bill C-313, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (non-corrective cosmetic contact lenses). ... more

    Feb. 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Patricia Davidson
    Patricia Davidson spoke about Private Members' Business > Food and Drugs Act

    Madam Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all parliamentarians who spoke in the House of Commons for their support of Bill C-313. I believe this legislation would strengthen consumer protection measures for Canadians and would serve to address the concerns raised with me by Canadian eye care professionals. ... more

    Jan. 31, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jacques Gourde
    Jacques Gourde spoke about Private Members' Business > Food and Drugs Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak today to Bill C-313. This bill would have non-corrective cosmetic contact lenses covered by the same regulations as medical devices, under the Food and Drug Act and the Medical Devices Regulations. ... more

    Jan. 31, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Lois Brown
    Lois Brown spoke about Private Members' Business > Food and Drugs Act

    Madam Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to commend and express appreciation to the member for tabling this bill and drawing attention to this important issue. ... more

    Jan. 31, 2012,   Parliament
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