About The Backgrounder:
Over the past 15 years, the issue of mandatory labelling of hazardous substances in consumer products has repeatedly been raised as a public issue and a top regulatory reform priority among environmental and health organizations. This backgrounder shows that the government’s own research makes a clear case for product labelling.
With Bill S-5 to reform the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, the federal government has an opportunity to meet or exceed its stated ambition on product labelling. Their election platform, mandate, and research on the public need and demand for better transparency and disclosure set the bar for moving this issue forward.