News Release – Harper Government introduces regulations to prevent mercury releases to the environment
November 27, 2014
November 27, 2014 – Gatineau, Québec – Environment Canada
“The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, announced today that the Government of Canada is moving forward with new regulations to protect the environment and safeguard human health by limiting the amount of mercury-containing products in the Canadian marketplace.
The Products Containing Mercury Regulations were published on November 19, 2014. They are the first of their kind in Canada and prohibit the manufacture and importation of most mercury-containing products.”
More information: Mercury & Its Compounds