Category Archives: Legislation

Legislative Summary of Bill S-5

Legislative Summary of Bill S-5

As has been indicated in previous posts, we have had a Constitutional Lawyer review the contents of Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts which is very much in alignment with the released report by the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF). Today we received…

The Canadian Constitution Foundation looks at Regulations

The Canadian Constitution Foundation looks at Regulations

If you are not familiar with the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF), they are a registered charity, independent and non-partisan. They defend the constitutional rights and freedoms of Canadians in the courts of law and public opinion.  Their Mission is to “protect the constitutional freedoms of Canadians through education, communication and litigation.” Today, the Canadian Constitution Foundation…

City of Prince George introduces Bylaw

City of Prince George introduces Bylaw

The City of Prince George, BC will implement Bylaw 8591, 2016, Smoke and Vape Free Places on May 1st, 2017. It is proposed that a person must not smoke or vapourize: in a vehicle for hire; in, or within six (6) metres of, an enclosed or partially enclosed shelter where persons wait to board a vehicle for hire or…

Grande Prairie modifies Bylaw

Grande Prairie modifies Bylaw

The City of Grand Prairie, AB has modified Bylaw C-1278, Smoke Free Playgrounds, Athletic Fields and Recreation Facilities Smoking is prohibited within a 10m radius of any playground equipment or athletic field or recreation facility. There is no exemption for sampling in vape shops.

Estevan modifies Bylaw

Estevan modifies Bylaw

The City of Estevan, SK has modified Bylaw 2016-1975 – A Bylaw of the City of Estevan to provide for the controlling, regulating, and governing of smoking within City facilities in the City of Estevan This bylaw treats e-cigarettes like combustible cigarettes, prohibiting their use in any public place or within five (5) metres of entry/exit points,…

Senate Bill S-5 Second Reading

Senate Bill S-5 Second Reading

As noted from our previous post, Senate Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts has been introduced and is moving through the legislative process. The history and current status of the bill can be found here:  English | French Senator Petitclerc’s…

Senate Bill S-5 Completes First Reading

Senate Bill S-5 Completes First Reading

As was previously known, Heath Canada plans to move forward with regulation of vaping products with the intent to balance the need to protect young people from nicotine addiction while allowing adult smokers to legally buy vaping products and e-cigarettes to help quit smoking or as a potentially less harmful alternative to tobacco. This news…

Health Canada to Regulate Vaping Products

Health Canada to Regulate Vaping Products

The Canadian Health Minister, Honourable Jane Philpott has announced intentions to move forward with regulations on vaping products. According to her statements, the move will balance the need to protect young people from nicotine addiction while allowing adult smokers to legally buy vaping products and e-cigarettes to help quit smoking or as a potentially less…

British Columbia Bill 14 Regulations come into effect on September 1, 2016

British Columbia Bill 14 Regulations come into effect on September 1, 2016

BC Bill 14, Tobacco Control Amendment Act, 2015 was introduced for first reading on March 5th, 2015, by the BC Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Terry Lake. Additional information posted by ECTA can be found here. Email notifications were sent out today to many who participated in the Consultation on regulations which thanked everyone for…