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We need stronger protections from toxic chemicals


From the cosmetics and personal care products we put on our bodies, the food we eat, the furniture we sit on and the products we use to clean our homes, Canadians are exposed to many toxic chemicals on a daily basis.

For too long, harmful chemicals like BPA, flame retardants and phthalates have been allowed in consumer products despite growing scientific evidence showing their harmful effects on human health and the environment. Our main toxics law, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999 (CEPA), hasn't been updated for two decades. In 2018, the federal government committed to reform the Act to better protect Canadians from toxics as early as 2020. But that promise must turn into action. 

Tell Canada that you want stronger protections from harmful chemicals today.

Your letter will be sent to:

-Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

-Hon. Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health

-Edward Fast, Environment Critic for the Conservative Party

-Laurel Collins, Environment Critic for the NDP

-Marilyn Gladu, Health Critic for the Conservative Party

-Don Davies, Health Critic for the NDP

-Your local MP




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The Honourable
Minister of Environment and Climate Change

For more than 30 years, Environmental Defence Canada has inspired change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.