Bill C-460

Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act

An Act respecting the implementation of the Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada

This bill was tabled by Libby Davies on Nov. 6, 2012.

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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

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  • Photo of James Lunney
    James Lunney spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Sodium Reduction Strategy

    Mr. Speaker, the second petition concerns Bill C-460, the Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act and has about 25 signatures from the Nanaimo-Ladysmith area.

    May 27, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Private Members' Business > Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act

    The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded divisions on the motion at second stage of Bill C-460.

    May 8, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act

    The House resumed from May 3 consideration of the motion that Bill C-460, An Act respecting the implementation of the Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    May 8, 2013,   Parliament
  • Vote 680
    That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.
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    May 8, 2013
  • Photo of Libby Davies
    Libby Davies spoke about Private Members' Business > Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today at the end of the second hour of debate on Bill C-460 to have the last five minutes to respond to the debate. ... more

    May 3, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Brian Jean
    Brian Jean spoke about Private Members' Business > Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, I have been listening intently and I have find it very interesting that we are going to set up a sodium control mechanism by registering the amount of sodium that goes into food. I wonder if the next thing is we will have trigger locks on all of our salt shakers on the table. ... more

    May 3, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Anne Minh-Thu Quach
    Anne Minh-Thu Quach spoke about Private Members' Business > Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, yesterday we marked the second anniversary of the election of the NDP as the official opposition in the House of Commons. I would like to acknowledge the exemplary work of my four assistants, Olivier Thibault, Katia Isabelle, Isabelle Bourassa and Camille Bouillon Bégin. ... more

    May 3, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Laurie Hawn
    Laurie Hawn spoke about Private Members' Business > Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak to the opposition's Bill C-460, an act respecting the implementation of the sodium reduction strategy for Canada. ... more

    May 3, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Francine Raynault
    Francine Raynault spoke about Private Members' Business > Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, if the Minister of Health ate All-Bran this morning, she ingested six times more salt than if she had filled her bowl in the United States. ... more

    May 3, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kirsty Duncan
    Kirsty Duncan spoke about Private Members' Business > Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, World Salt Awareness Week falls between March 11 and 17. However, unlike last year, there does not appear to be a record on Health Canada's website of the Minister of Health issuing a statement on the importance of reducing salt in the diet of Canadians. That is perhaps because of the fear of potential blowback for the Conservative government's killing of this important bill, which would implement the recommendations of the previous Conservative health minister's sodium working group. ... more

    May 3, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act

    The House resumed from February 1, consideration of the motion that Bill C-460, An Act respecting the implementation of the Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    May 3, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Libby Davies
    Libby Davies spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Health

    Mr. Speaker, first, I too would like to present petitions today in support of Bill C-460. The petitioners support the sodium reduction strategy for Canada act to ensure that the amount of sodium in the Canadian food supply is reduced to safe levels. ... more

    May 1, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of David Tilson
    David Tilson spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Health

    Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from a number of constituents in my riding who are supporting Bill C-460, sodium reduction strategy for Canada act. ... more

    May 1, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Libby Davies
    Libby Davies spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Health

    Mr. Speaker, this petition is calling for support for the sodium reduction strategy for Canada act, and wants to establish the Government of Canada as the leader in monitoring and ensuring progress is made by food companies to achieve sodium reduction goals. The petitioners ask that we have swift passage of private members' bill, Bill C-460, an act respecting the implementation of the sodium reduction strategy for Canada.

    Feb. 12, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joy Smith
    Joy Smith spoke about Private Members' Business > Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, I have listened with interest to the other members who have spoke in the House and I agree with the member for Vancouver East, as does the government, that the average sodium intake in Canada is definitely higher than it should be. ... more

    Feb. 1, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Djaouida Sellah
    Djaouida Sellah spoke about Private Members' Business > Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have the opportunity to add to the discussion about Bill C-460, which was introduced by my colleague from Vancouver East. She is the opposition health critic. I wholeheartedly support this bill, which aims to implement the sodium reduction strategy for Canada. ... more

    Feb. 1, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Hedy Fry
    Hedy Fry spoke about Private Members' Business > Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise to support Bill C-460 that would implement a sodium strategy that would be clear, concise, accountable, reportable and in fact achieve the goal of reducing sodium intake among Canadians. ... more

    Feb. 1, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Colin Carrie
    Colin Carrie spoke about Private Members' Business > Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, first of all, I think everyone in this House can agree that sodium reduction is an important goal when it comes to the health of Canadians. The Government of Canada is committed to helping Canadians move toward healthier diets. We do this in many ways, one of the most notable being Canada's food guide. ... more

    Feb. 1, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Libby Davies
    Libby Davies spoke about Private Members' Business > Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act

    moved that Bill C-460, An Act respecting the implementation of the Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada, be read the second time and referred to a committee. ... more

    Feb. 1, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Djaouida Sellah
    Djaouida Sellah spoke about Statements by Members > Heart Month

    Mr. Speaker, February is heart month in Canada. Cardiovascular disease causes many preventable deaths. Heart disease and stroke take one life every seven minutes and are the leading cause of death among women. ... more

    Feb. 1, 2013,   Parliament
  • Mr. Michel Bédard spoke

    Bill C-460 would implement a sodium reduction strategy for Canada. ... more

    Nov. 28, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Libby Davies
    Libby Davies spoke about Routine Proceedings > Committees of the House > Health

    Mr. Speaker, I move that the eighth report of the Standing Committee on Health presented on Friday, May 18, be concurred in. ... more

    Nov. 21, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Libby Davies
    Libby Davies spoke about Routine Proceedings > Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-460, An Act respecting the implementation of the Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada. ... more

    Nov. 5, 2012,   Parliament