Will the new NAFTA undermine our ability to protect ourselves from toxic chemicals?
Unfortunately, the USMCA misses the mark when it comes to increasing protections from harmful chemicals and could take us back to the lowest common denominator.
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna. The House of Commons Environment Committee, which recently completed a 15-month review of the country’s toxics law—the Canadian Environmental Protection Act—confirmed that Canada must adopt stricter rules for the most hazardous chemicals and label consumer products containing toxics. The Hill Times file photo by Andrew Meade