PROVISION FOR TAKING OF BALLOT ON SPECIFIC QUESTIONS OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE
PRISONS AND REFORMATORIES
PROPOSED SUBSTITUTION OP DETERMINATE FOR INDETERMINATE REFORMATORY SENTENCES
Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Broadview) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 12, to amend the Prisons and Reformatories Act.
AMENDMENTS TO BROADEN SCOPE AND CLARIFY CERTAIN FEATURES OF THE ACT
Hon. C. G. POWER (Minister of Pensions and National Health) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 13, to ajnend the Food and Drugs Act.
He said: The object of this bill is to amend the Food and Drugs Act, to broaden its scope and clarify certain features with a view to increasing its usefulness.
It is thought that foods and drugs should be more clearly defined for purposes of classification and that certain materials not now covered by the act should be brought within the scope of the statute. Means are being sought to make more effective the restraints upon misrepresentation in the marketing of foods and drugs.
Food and Drugs Act
It is the intention to bring within the scope of the act certain material used in the practice of surgery and for the purposes of medical diagnosis.
It is the intention to extend the definition of drugs to include certain substances for which no medicinal claims are made but which may be injurious to human health. In addition, there are marketed to the general public, and extensively employed, certain extracts of animal tissues and other substances whose manufacture and sale should be strictly supervised in view of their potency for harm through uncontrolled distribution.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.
UNITED KINGDOM-UNITED STATES-CANADA- REQUEST FOR TABLING OF CORRESPONDENCE
On the orders of the day: