An Act Respecting the Prevention of Potential Health Risks
From Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation
- Sun Network News – New Bill Would Place Warning Labels On Cell Phones
- The Tyee – Should Cell Phones Come with Labels?
- Global News (Video) – MP Says Canadians Unaware of Health Risks Posed By Cell Phones
- Global News (Video) – Conservative MP Calls For Greater Warnings Labels on Cell Phones
- NEWS 1130 – Should wireless devices have safety warnings?
- AM 1150 Kelowna (Radio) – Frank Clegg - Cell Phone Safety
MP Terence Young Reading Bill C-648 into the House of Commons
MP’s That Have Committed Support For Bill C-648
- Libby Davies - NDP Health Critic – Seconder of Bill C-648
- Elizabeth May - Green Party Leader
- John Carmichael - Conservative
- Stella Ambler - Conservative
- Bev Shipley - Conservative
- Wladyslaw Lizon - Conservative
- Laurie Hawn – Conservative
- Louis Plamondon - Bloc Québécois
- Bruce Hyer - Green Party
- Djaouida Sellah - NDP
- Pierre Nantel - NDP
- The warning label must be clearly atlixed to any radio apparatus for use by the general public or to the outside packaging of any such radio at any point of sale
- in a retail outlet in Canada; or
- on a website engaging in commerce in Canada.
- The warning label must include:
- a reference to the classification, by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is part of the World Health Organization as possibly carcinogenic to humans;
- reference to the various potential health risks from exposure to the radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation from a radio apparatus;
- an identifiable symbol for non-ionizing 5 radiation hazard;
- an indication of the radio apparatus' origin, including the name and address of its manufacturer or distributor; and
- any additional information prescribed by 10 regulations that relates to potential health risks from exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation.
Offences And Punishment
- Every person who contrives any provision of this Act or the regulations made under this Act is guilty of an offence and is liable
- on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding $50,000 per day; or
- on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding $100,000 per day or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months per day of the offence, or to both.
- If a person other than an individual commits an offense under this Act, any of the person’s officers, directors, agents or mandataries who directed, authorized, assented to acquiesced in or participated in the commission of the offense is a party to and guilty of the offence and is liable on conviction to the punishment provided for by this Act, whether or not the person is prosecuted for the offence.
- No person may be convicted of an offense under this Act in relation to the sale of a radio apparatus if the apparatus in relation to which the offense was committed was received by, or was in transit to, the person from a supplier before the coming into force of this Act.
- If an offence under this Act is committed or continued on more than one day, it constitutes a separate offence for each day on which it is committed or continued.