Opinion

Who is protecting the public? Commissioner’s report reveals Health Canada can’t assure Canadians of consumer product safety

The shocking findings of the commissioner’s report reveal that, due to inadequate monitoring, even substances that have already been legally banned in Canada might be in our cosmetics.

Many of the chemicals used in consumer products today should not be there in the first place. It’s time Health Canada Minister Jane Philpott overhauled the way chemicals of concern are managed in consumer products so companies will stop getting a free pass at the expense of public health, writes Maggie MacDonald. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By MAGGIE MACDONALD

PUBLISHED : Monday, June 6, 2016 12:00 AM

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