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  • News Release – Harper Government introduces regulations to prevent mercury releases to the environment

    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 […]

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  • Mercury and Its Compounds Regulation

    Please note that the Government of Canada has published the Products Containing Mercury Regulation (SOR/2014-254) “The Products Containing Mercury Regulations (the “Regulations”) prohibit the manufacture and import of products containing mercury or any of its compounds, with some exemptions for essential products which have no technically or economically viable alternatives (e.g., certain medical and research […]

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  • Proposals for Changes to the NPRI

    Following are proposals that are currently being considered or recently completed by Environment Canada: Proposed Deletions in Response to the NPRI Substance Review Phase 2 – Public Comment Period Closes January 12, 2015 see Proposal Summary   Proposal to add 10 Substances see Consultation Plan updated October 2014   Additional information can be accessed here:  […]

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  • Chemicals Management Plan Progress Report

    The second issue of the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) Progress Report is now available on Environment Canada’s website. “The report is published twice a year to keep stakeholders and interested parties up to date on the activities and programs related to Canada’s CMP. It reports on advances in major initiatives and highlights key activities related to […]

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  • Government of Canada Tables Legislation to Improve Labelling and Classification of Workplace Chemicals

    March 31, 2013 Ι  News Release:  Government of Canada Tables Legislation to Improve Labelling and Classification of Workplace Chemicals “Proposed changes deliver on key Regulatory Cooperation Council initiative” As part of Economic Action Plan 2014, the Government of Canada today tabled new legislation intended to improve the level of protection for workers handling hazardous materials […]

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  • Northern Contaminants Program

    February 24, 2014 Ι Northern Contaminants Program “The Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) co-ordinates Canada’s action on northern contaminants, including Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and mercury, both nationally and internationally. The NCP is a multidisciplinary initiative, funded by the Government of Canada, addressing health, science, and communications issues related to contaminants in Canada’s Arctic. It was […]

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  • New Substances Program

    February 3, 2014 Ι New Substances Program “Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999), the Government of Canada uses a preventative approach to managing the risks new substances may pose to humans or to the Canadian environment. Under the New Substances Program, Health Canada and Environment Canada examine the potential risks to Canadians […]

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  • Environmental Emergency Regulations/Règlement sur les urgences environmentales

    March 3, 2014  | Environmental Emergency Regulations  “Letter of Intent to Consult on the Proposed Amendments   to the Environmental Emergency Regulations under the Canadian   Environmental Protection Act, 1999  In the fall of 2013, Environment Canada will start public consultations   regarding the proposed amendments to the Environmental Emergency   Regulations (E2 Regulations). The purpose […]

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