Government Seeks to Fast-Track Tanning Bed Legislation in September


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Government Seeks to Fast-Track Tanning Bed Legislation in September

August 22, 2013

Joint Statement by Hon. John Milloy, Government House Leader, and Hon. Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

“In March our government moved to prevent skin cancer among young Ontarians by introducing Bill 30, legislation to ban youth access to tanning beds.

After blocking the legislation for months, we are pleased to read in a published media report that the opposition are finally committed to fast-tracking this important bill.

When the House returns next month, our government will move a programming motion and, if necessary, a time allocation motion, in order to quickly pass this life-saving bill into law by the end of September.

The opposition blocked progress on Bill 30 last spring by needlessly extending debate on three other bills for more than 55 hours – far more than required.  By running out the clock debating the Local Food Act, the Air Ambulance Amendment Act, and Co-op Housing legislation, the opposition prevented this important tanning bed legislation from moving forward.

We have a responsibility to the people of Ontario to make the Legislature work and to help young people in their everyday lives.”

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