Ask Andrew Scheer, Leader of the federal Conservative Party to fast-track Bill S-214 to end cosmetic testing in Canada

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Canada’s Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act (Bill S-214) cleared the Senate in June 2018.  It passed unanimously and is widely supported by all stakeholders.  The Conservatives have had carriage of the Bill since then but have failed to bring it forward for First Reading in the House of Commons.  With Parliament recessing in June, we have only a few short months to make this bill law.

Please act now.  Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer needs to hear that you support this Bill and want his party to introduce it into the House of Commons before it is too late.

If you can, please call and send a letter to Mr. Scheer, in your own words.  

The Honourable Andrew Scheer
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1A 0A6

Telephone: 613-992-4593
Fax: 613-996-3120


Mail may be sent postage-free to any Member of Parliament.

Below is a sample letter that you can use if you don’t want to write your own. 

Sample Letter

Dear Mr. Scheer,

Bill S-214, the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, cleared the Senate in June 2018 and is widely supported by all stakeholders, the cosmetic industry, including multinational corporations such as Unilever, and citizens across Canada.

Yet this uncontroversial and Conservative-led legislation has been left to languish for months without even being introduced for first reading in the House of Commons.

With the summer recess on the horizon, there are only three months left to make this bill law.

I therefore strongly urge you to make Bill S-214 a Conservative priority and introduce it at the first available opportunity or direct the current sponsor, Ms Marilyn Gladu, to release the bill to another MP to allow it to move forward.

Cruelty-free cosmetics are becoming the global mainstream.  Thirty-nine major markets have already enacted comparable testing and/or sales restrictions.  Multinational companies such as Unilever and Proctor & Gamble are advancing similar measures including in Canada.

Please let me know if you will ensure that S-214 is a Conservative priority and will be tabled when the House resumes in April.

[your name and mailing address]

Thank you for your help with this urgent issue.  The animals are counting on us all to push this piece of legislation forward and finally to make cruelty-free cosmetics a reality in Canada.

Please call or write me if you have any questions.

Ever onward,
Liz White
Leader, Animal Protection Party of Canada
416-462-9541 ext: 23

Comments 6

  1. It’s time to step up and stop abusing animals. Bill S-214 needs attention ASAP and before the summer recess begins. Please do something now.

  2. It is time to stop testing on animals. If needs to be tested so rigorously it won’t be natural and should not be sold as human grade cosmetics, etc..
    It is time to use only natural plant based products!

    Yours truly,
    Liz Del Signore

  3. Please take the final steps to see that this bill becomes a law in Canada!!! This is so long overdue especially since we have the technology to conduct much more efficient tests without using animals!!!! Please act ethically and ensure this impending law comes into being!!

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