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.
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
Send a letter with your ideas and input to the address in contact information below.
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.
Share your ideas or comments by calling us.
Read our privacy statement for this consultation.
Who is the focus of this consultation
We would like to hear from:
- Indigenous peoples
- manufacturers and formulators
- importers, distributors, purchasers and retailers
- disposers and recyclers
- consumer advocacy groups
- non-governmental organizations
- general public
- Notice of intent on the labelling of toxic substances in products, including toxic flame retardants
- Consulting on the future of chemicals management in Canada
- Chemicals Management Plan
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Place Vincent Massey, 9th Floor
351 St. Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau QC K1A 0H3
Telephone: 1-800-567-1999 (within Canada) or 819-938-3232 (outside of Canada)
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