Mandatory Labelling

On Monday, April 8th, 2013 in Get Involved

Mandatory LabellingDue 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.

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712 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.

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  • Reece dolezsar

    It’s not hard to produce products that are environmentally friendly, safe and fun. Lets start doing it!!

  • D Reynolds

    I want to know what is in the products I buy in order to keep my family healthy.

  • MaiannaiaM

    We need GMO products listed. We all have a right to choose what we eat and with listing GMO we can tell Monsanto and their ilk how much we are against what they are doing to control the food supply.

  • Markrb

    I wish that GMO was the only issue. The problem is that one can acquire goods that are reportedly “made in Canada” when the truth is that it isn’t. And there is no disclosure about where the goods may come from. In the US food items such as apple juice report the source of the apple juice, in Canada it does not. If a package of frozen orange juice concentrate can be labeled product of Canada there is no assurance that what we would normally conclude about a product that could be Canadian actually is.

  • c.a.greene

    if the tpp goes through we will never know what is being fed to use as it will give all companies the right to sue for lost wages both real and imagined, past, present and future projected revenues from exclusion or blocked access due to safety regulations.
    we should all be very scared of the TPP as it was drafted by 600 corporations and their lawyers to make bypassing health laws and regulations easier, even when the products are banned such as bovine hormones in milk. these people were never elected, will never be held accountable for selling out our rights in order to bring us the TPP. why are we allowing them to write our laws? tell us what is good for us to eat based on their profit margins? better get used to yoga mat material in the bread products and gmo’s in the wheat….

  • rebootbill

    c.a. greene is absolutely correct in her comment, but she doesn’t go far enough. It is not just our foods, deals are being made to circumvent current laws. The TPP is basically written by the Bilderberg group. They started this
    with NAFTA, after several more DEALS we find ourselves in this quagmire called the TPP, Trans Pacific Partnership. These people are all criminals. Here in Canada, our dictator King Harper is already adjusting our laws to more resemble USA laws, as they prepare for the North American Union. The Mexican border is already wide open, the deal has been made. The TPP is just working out some of the finer details of the overall plan. CANADA’S ECONOMIC ACTION PLAN will align our laws making for a smooth transition. It all makes me sick as we no longer have any control over our own destiny. Wasn’t that the promise of the new world?

  • CarolAnne Collingwood

    Fed up with Big Corp bullying and Gov’t cow-towing!! The PEOPLE’s interests and welfare are NOT being met, not to mention those of our ONLY environment.

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