Due to an ineffective and insufficient regulatory regime, most household goods and products sold in Canada, both domestic and imported, do not currently carry sufficient labelling of all constituent substances to ensure transparency, accountability, and safety for Canadian families. Many household goods and products that are available in Canada, including those presumed to be innocuous such as cosmetics, clothing, footwear, furniture, and food, contain toxic, poisonous, or otherwise dangerous substances, with the potential to harm people, in both their homes and places of work, and the environment.
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, “Community Right to Know has become a central and successful part of environmental policy in many countries. For example, in the US, emissions of 260 known carcinogens and reproductive toxins dropped by almost 50% after that country passed the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act”.
Help Elizabeth enact legislation that guarantees Canadians’ Right to Know, ensuring that all Canadians are able to make well informed decisions for their personal health and safety.
Sign the petition below, or download it, have as many people as possible to sign it, and mail it – postage free – to either her Ottawa or Sidney offices. With as few as 25 signatures, Elizabeth can present your petition to the government in the House of Commons.
709 people have signed this petition. Add your voice to the growing number of Canadians speaking out about this issue.
Your petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to immediately enact legislation that guarantees Canadians’ Right to Know, ensuring that all Canadians are able to make well informed decisions for their personal health and safety, about their workplaces and the products they consume, with Mandatory Labelling based on complete, accountable, and transparent disclosure of all substances in household and workplace-related goods and products.