Bill C-386

Tanning Equipment Prohibition and Warning (Cancer Risks) Act

An Act to amend the Radiation Emitting Devices Act (tanning equipment) and to warn Canadians of the cancer risks of using tanning equipment

This bill was tabled by James Bezan on Dec. 16, 2011.

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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

Activity Feed

  • Photo of James Bezan
    James Bezan spoke about Statements by Members > Tanning Salons

    Mr. Speaker, my wife is a melanoma skin cancer survivor. She and I were both customers of tanning salons. ... more

    Feb. 25, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Ron Cannan
    Ron Cannan spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Health

    Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise to present a petition signed by numerous constituents from my riding of Kelowna—Lake Country, as well as other constituents from across Canada, who are concerned with regard to tanning beds and the cause of cancer. They support Bill C-386, which was tabled by my hon. colleague from Selkirk—Interlake. They are calling on Parliament to enhance consumer protection in the tanning industry by strengthening labels on tanning beds and prohibiting youth from access.

    Feb. 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of James Bezan
    James Bezan spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Health

    Mr. Speaker, the second petition is in support of my private member's bill, Bill C-386. I have almost 500 signatures here from across Canada supporting the prohibition of using tanning equipment by anyone under the age of 18 and properly labelling the equipment as carcinogenic-radiating equipment.

    Sept. 19, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of James Bezan
    James Bezan spoke about Routine Proceedings > Tanning Equipment Prohibition and Warning (Cancer Risks) Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-386, An Act to amend the Radiation Emitting Devices Act (tanning equipment) and to warn Canadians of the cancer risks of using tanning equipment. ... more

    Dec. 15, 2011,   Parliament