On Friday, June 12, 2009, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (Bill C-6) received final reading in the House of Commons and was passed by the House. The next step is for the bill to proceed through the Senate. This sweeping new legislation will implement a comprehensive regulatory regime for all consumer products other than those regulated under certain federal statutes. It will subject hundreds of thousands of consumer products to direct government regulation for the first time. The legislation extends to anything used in the manufacturing, importation, packaging, storing, advertising, selling, labelling, testing or transportation of a consumer product.
For more information on this new legislation:
February 10, 2009
May 8, 2008