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  • Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs)

    As per the Government of Canada (2007), “Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) are a class of the broader group of compounds known as alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs). NPEs are high-volume chemicals that have been used for more than 40 years as detergents, emulsifiers, wetting agents and dispersing agents. Nonylphenol polyethoxylate-containing products are used in many sectors, including textile […]

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  • Regulatory Cooperation Council 2016 Work Plan Update: Chemicals Management

    Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has published the Regulatory Cooperation Council 2016 Work Plan update on Chemicals Management. This is joint effort on Chemicals Management between ECCC, Health Canada and the US Environmental Protection Agency. Their objectives are to reduce risk to humans and the environment posed by chemicals.  To meet their objectives they […]

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  • Minister of Environment and Climate Change Mandate Letter

    Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P.Prime Minister of Canada has published the Mandate Letter for Ms. McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change as part of his commitment to raise the bar for openness and transparency. The key mandates for Ms. McKenna follow: “In particular, I will expect you to work with your colleagues […]

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  • Gowlings: Sustainability shift: The evolution of Canadian water policy

    by: Liane Langstaff, Wally Braul & Harry Dahme “Introduction Water is essential to life. Up until very recently, however, Canadians have taken their water resources for granted. With the bounty of the Great Lakes and several large river systems, water protection and conservation took a back seat to more immediate environmental concerns. New provincial regulations […]

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  • Government of Canada: Harper Government to ban microbeads in personal care products

    MP – Information Gathering under Section 71 of CEPA 1999 “As part of the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) and the announcement of the proposal to add microbeads to the List of Toxic Substances, the Government of Canada wishes to inform you of the publication of a Notice on Saturday, August 1, 2015, in the Canada […]

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  • Canada – United States Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC)

    “Regulatory Partnership Statement between the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Environment Canada Environment Canada (EC) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are committed to continue working together to deliver benefits for the public, industry and regulators while maintaining consumer protection, health, safety, security and the environment. The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council’s […]

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  • Health Canada: Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations Amendment

    The Regulations Amending the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 (proposed Amendments) were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I for a 75-day public comment period ending on June 18, 2015. See Notice

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  • WHMIS 2015

    WHMIS 2015 “On February 11, 2015, the Government of Canada published in the Canada Gazette, Part II the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR), which, in addition to the amendments made to the Hazardous Products Act under the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No.1, modified the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 1988 to incorporate the Globally […]

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