Transfer of Certain Prohibitions and Regulations from the Hazardous Products Act (HPA) to the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA)

The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) came into force on June 20, 2011 and replaced Part I and Schedule I to the Hazardous Products Act (HPA). As a result of differences in how the CCPSA and HPA are structured, and to avoid any regulatory gaps, existing HPA prohibitions and regulations needed to be transferred to the authority of the CCPSA. This transfer was done using the Interpretation Act (IA) and the federal regulatory process.  The majority of the existing regulations made under the HPA were transferred via the IA, but certain regulations were altered for one of four reasons (prohibited Items were incorporated into amended regulations; prohibited Items were incorporated into regulations that would repeal and replace existing regulations; prohibited Items prescribed in new regulations; and the requirements and prohibitions respecting restricted Items were continued in amended regulations).  All prohibitions and regulations were transferred and came into force on June 20, 2011. It is important to note that this exercise did not result in any change in regulatory requirements for industry.

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