Liberal senators assail consumer safety bill

Eggertson, Laura
February 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/9/2010 Supplement, Vol. 182, pE117
Academic Journal
The article reports on the Consumer Product Safety Act of Canada which was passed in the House of Commons in June 2009. The bill updates the aspects of the U.S. Food and Drug Act and the Hazardous Product Act and proposes to give Health Canada mandatory recall powers on products held dangerous. According to Liberal Senator, Joseph Day, they were dealing with an update to existing law, but the proposal is entirely new system which gives the government more authority.


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