Dec. 3 - Canada: Health, environmental and consumer groups urge the Senate to pass Bill C-6 before holiday gift-giving season

Posted Date: 
Thursday, December 3, 2009

From CNW Group:

The Senate is being urged to pass the Consumer Product Safety Act before the upcoming holiday gift-giving season and in the interest of the safety and welfare of all Canadians. The proposed Bill C-6: Consumer Product Safety Act, which is still being debated by the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, would give the government the ability to issue a timely and mandatory recall once a product is deemed unsafe.

Bill C-6 was unanimously approved in the House of Commons and by the House Standing Committee on Health as a long overdue and crucial piece of legislation. Organizations that would like to see the passage of Bill C-6: Consumer Product Safety Act without delay include:

- Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research
- Atlantic Collaborative on Injury Prevention
- Canadian Public Health Association
- Canadian Institute of Child Health
- Child Safety Link
- Ecojustice
- Environmental Defence
- Option consommateurs
- Safe Kids Canada
- Saskatchewan Prevention Institute

Click on the links for more information.

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