Industry Canada

Industry Canada

December 02, 2009 09:41 ET

Anti-Spam Legislation Is Unanimously Passed by the House of Commons

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2009) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, is pleased to announce that the proposed Electronic Commerce Protection Act has passed third reading unanimously in the House of Commons and is proceeding to the Senate as the next step in the legislative process. The legislation, which is meant to deter the most damaging and deceptive forms of spam and other online threats and create a safer online marketplace for both individuals and businesses, will help to grow online commerce in Canada.

"Our government took action through this legislation to reduce a considerable threat to electronic commerce in this country. This bill will make Canada a leader in the digital economy by providing a safer marketplace," said Minister Clement. "Now that the House of Commons has unanimously passed this bill, our hope and expectation is that the Senate will act on this legislation immediately to ensure protection for Canadian consumers."

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
    Minister of Industry
    Lynn Meahan - Press Secretary
    613-995-9001
    or
    Industry Canada
    Media Relations
    613-943-2502