Federal Legislation

Humane Canada, also known as the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, advocates for the review, updating and strengthening of the current animal cruelty provisions in the Criminal Code of Canada.

Bill C-84

In October 2018, using Humane Canada’s recommended language, the Minister of Justice introduced Bill C-84, which would broaden and strengthen Canada’s bestiality and animal fighting laws. The law is moving swiftly so far and is currently at second reading in the Senate.

Bill S-203

In December 2015 Humane Canada helped to introduce Bill S203 an Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts (ending the captivity of whales and dolphins) alongside Sen. Wilfred P. Moore. The law is moving quickly and is now at Third Reading in the House of Commons.

Bill S-238

In April 2017 Senator Michael L. MacDonald introduced Bill S-238 An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (importation and exportation of shark fins). Unfortunately Bill S-203 may have the distinction of being one of the slowest moving Bills in the history of Parliament but it is now at its Third Reading in the House of Commons, the last step.

Bill S-214

In December 2015 with the support of Humane Canada Sen. Carolyn Stewart Olsen introduced Bill S-214 An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (cruelty-free cosmetics). It moved through the Senate and is now at First Reading in the House of Commons.