Labelling of toxic substances in products, including toxic flame retardants: Notice of Intent Consultation

Current status: Open

Opened on October 29, 2022, and closing on January 12, 2023.

On October 29, 2022, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada published a Notice of Intent. This Notice informs Canadians that the Government of Canada intends to propose actions on the labelling of toxic substances in certain products, such as cosmetics, cleaning products and toxic flame retardants in upholstered furniture. The public is invited to provide comments and feedback on the Notice of Intent.

Background

In April 2021, the Government of Canada announced its commitment to strengthening the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 as well as mandatory labelling of substances in consumer products. These commitments support the mandate letters of the Ministers of Environment and Climate Change and of Health.

Since March 2022, the Government of Canada has been consulting with interested parties in a policy lab format. The discussions were focused on how to enhance supply chain transparency and mandatory labelling of substances in products.

Feedback received through the policy lab discussions and other sources, including this consultation, will inform a strategy on labelling and supply chain transparency for substances in products in 2023.

Join in: How to participate

By mail

Send a letter with your ideas and input to the address in contact information below.

By email

Share your ideas or comments by email to the address listed below.

Please include “NOI on labelling of toxic substances in products” in the subject line of your email or document.

By phone

Share your ideas or comments by calling us.

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Contact us

By mail:

Environment and Climate Change Canada
Products Division
Place Vincent Massey, 9th Floor
351 St. Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau QC  K1A 0H3

By email:

Email: substances@ec.gc.ca

By phone:

Telephone: 1-800-567-1999 (within Canada) or 819-938-3232 (outside of Canada)

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