Ottawa, ON – Yesterday, MP Ted Falk voted in favour of Bill C-204 at 2nd Reading. Bill C-204 aims to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to prohibit the export of certain types of plastic waste to foreign countries for final disposal.
“This is a tangible way to support the proper disposal of plastic waste here in Canada rather than shipping it to other countries where proper disposal is not a guarantee,” said Falk.
The bill received the support of all opposition parties – Conservative, Bloc Québécois, NDP, and Green – but not the Liberals. The final tally saw 178 Yeas and 148 Nays.
“The Liberals may talk a good game on the environment, but when presented with the opportunity to take meaningful action, they attempted to kill this initiative,” said Falk. “Thankfully, opposition parties came together to support the bill and won.”
Bill C-204 is now referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development for study.
“Conservatives will continue working across party lines to see this bill through to passage,” Falk concluded.