Canada Consumer Product Safety Act

An Act respecting the safety of consumer products

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in December 2009.

Sponsor

Leona Aglukkaq  Conservative

Status

Considering amendments (House), as of Dec. 15, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment modernizes the regulatory regime for consumer products in Canada. It creates prohibitions with respect to the manufacturing, importing, selling, advertising, packaging and labelling of consumer products, including those that are a danger to human health or safety. In addition, it establishes certain measures that will make it easier to identify whether a consumer product is a danger to human health or safety and, if so, to more effectively prevent or address the danger. It also creates application and enforcement mechanisms. This enactment also makes consequential amendments to the Hazardous Products Act.

Elsewhere

All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Health Committee, on May 5, 2009

  • Paul Glover, Assistant Deputy Minister, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Department of Health
  • Robert Ianiro, Director, Consumer Product Safety, Department of Health
  • Charles Ethier, Director General, Consumer Product Safety Directorate, Department of Health
  • Diane Labelle, General Counsel, Legal Services Unit, Department of Health

Health Committee, on May 7, 2009

Health Committee, on May 28, 2009

  • Richard Kinar, Board Member, Preventable Injuries and Health Safety, Brain Injury Association of Canada
  • Kim Ayotte, Deputy Chief, Ottawa Region, Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Ondina Love, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
  • Shannon Coombs, President, Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association
  • Joe Schwarcz, Director, Office for Science and Society, McGill University
  • Chantal Kealey, Director of Audiology and Supportive Personnel, Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
  • Joel Taller, Legal Counsel, Canadian Health Food Association
  • Jeff Hurst, Chair of the Board, Canadian Toy Association
  • Lucienne Lemire, Chair, Health and Food Safety Committee, Consumers Council of Canada
  • Gail Campbell, Director, Consumers Council of Canada
  • Geneviève Reed, Head, Research and Representation Department, Option consommateurs
  • Anu Bose, Head, Ottawa Office, Option consommateurs
  • Don Burns, Vice-President, Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
  • Arthur Kazianis, Technical Committee Co-Chair, Canadian Toy Association
  • Tawfik Said, Research Officer, Compensation and Policy Analyst, Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Health Committee, on June 2, 2009

  • Kathleen Cooper, Senior Researcher, Canadian Environmental Law Association
  • Michael McBane, Coordinator, Canadian Health Coalition
  • Lisa Gue, Environmental Health Policy Analyst, David Suzuki Foundation
  • David Skinner, President, Consumer Health Products Canada
  • Gerry Harrington, Director, Public Affairs, Consumer Health Products Canada
  • Emile Therien, Past President, Canada Safety Council
  • Corinne Pohlmann, Vice-President, National Affairs, Canadian Federation of Independent Business
  • Ralph Suppa, President, Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating, Consumer Product Safety Coalition
  • Mel Fruitman, Vice-President, Consumers' Association of Canada
  • Andrew King, Department Leader, Health, Safety and Environment, United Steelworkers
  • Keith Mussar, Chair, Food Committee, Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters, Consumer Product Safety Coalition

Health Committee, on June 4, 2009

  • Charles Ethier, Director General, Consumer Product Safety Directorate, Department of Health
  • Paul Glover, Assistant Deputy Minister, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Department of Health
  • Robert Ianiro, Director, Consumer Product Safety, Department of Health
  • Marc Toupin, Procedural Clerk
  • Diane Labelle, General Counsel, Legal Services Unit, Department of Health