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The federal government is not moving away from its current approach toward regulating high-risk chemicals, despite strong calls from environmentalists to change the formula to require industry to prove to federal regulators that some substances are safe before they’re used. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna (Ottawa Centre, Ont.) responded to the 87 recommendations on June 29 that were put forward by the House Environment Committee in its 2017 review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), a cornerstone environmental

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Feds shy away from endorsing regulatory overhaul for ‘high-concern’ chemicals in CEPA reform

By Jolson Lim      

A bill reforming Canada's foremost environment law won't be tabled until a 'later Parliament,' McKenna said.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, pictured at a press conference following a meeting with provincial and territorial environment ministers on June 28. She has promised to table a CEPA reform bill, but not until a 'later Parliament.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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