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Published on: 20 Nov 2008 By

Are women protected by MOE environmental standards?

The proposed criteria are all based on the assumed life span of a “composite adult” of 76 years. In contrast, female life expectancy in Canada is considerably longer. The "composite" adult therefore does not seem to be sufficiently protective for women. Is this another example of the old…

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Published on: 5 Nov 2008 By

American election will force Canada to take action on climate change

With yesterday’s election of President-Elect Obama, Canada will now be forced to get serious about climate change. Obama has pledged to Implement an economy-wide cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. In order to keep selling into the American mark…

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Published on: 28 Oct 2008 By

Update on BPA

As promised, the federal government published its final decision on the screening level risk assessment of BPA on October 18, in the Canada Gazette, Part 1. Regulations that prohibit the import, sale and advertising of polycarbonate baby bottles containing BPA should come into effect during …

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