Category Archives: Legislation

What Does a “Compliant” Label Even Look Like?

What Does a “Compliant” Label Even Look Like?

That is the $1,000,000 (and/or up to two years in jail) question that everyone seems to be asking. Then there are others that are saying “nobody even knows what it will look like” and that simply is not a true statement. Here is what we know about labeling requirements under Bill S-5, soon to be the…

Ontario Bill 174 – Receives Royal Assent

Ontario Bill 174 – Receives Royal Assent

The omnibus Ontario bill, Bill 174, An Act to enact the Cannabis Act, 2017, the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017 and the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, to repeal two Acts and to make amendments to the Highway Traffic Act respecting alcohol, drugs and other matters passed Third Reading and received Royal Assent today in Queen’s Park. Third Reading was…

Ontario Bill 174 – Committee Presentation

Ontario Bill 174 – Committee Presentation

The Standing Committee on Justice Policy held Committee on the omnibus Ontario bill, Bill 174, An Act to enact the Cannabis Act, 2017, the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017 and the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, to repeal two Acts and to make amendments to the Highway Traffic Act respecting alcohol, drugs and other matters on November 29th…

Ontario Bill 174 – Referred to Committee

Ontario Bill 174 – Referred to Committee

The omnibus Ontario bill, Bill 174, An Act to enact the Cannabis Act, 2017, the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017 and the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, to repeal two Acts and to make amendments to the Highway Traffic Act respecting alcohol, drugs and other matters has been referred to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy. Several…

Ontario Bill 174 – Summary

Ontario Bill 174 – Summary

On November 1, 2017, Attorney General (Government House Leader) Hon. Yasir Naqvi introduced Bill 174, An Act to enact the Cannabis Act, 2017, the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017 and the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, to repeal two Acts and to make amendments to the Highway Traffic Act respecting alcohol, drugs and other matters for first reading.…

Notice to Industry from Health Canada RE: Upon Royal Assent of Bill S-5

Notice to Industry from Health Canada RE: Upon Royal Assent of Bill S-5

On September 27th, Health Canada drafted and has just released a Notice to Industry which announces the intent for portions 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) that pertain to Vaping Products that are marketed WITHOUT health or therapeutic…

Health Canada Consultation Summary

Health Canada Consultation Summary

In anticipation of Bill S-5 receiving Royal Assent and to get a head-start on the regulatory process, Health Canada has opened consultation period for their approach on some of the points of regulation. Regulations for Bill S-5, the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TVPA), will likely come into effect in “sections” and it is safe…

Health Canada Consultation Aug 25 – Oct 27

Health Canada Consultation Aug 25 – Oct 27

In preparation for regulations to be applied to Bill S-5, Health Canada has begun the consultation period for Proposals for the Regulation of Vaping Products. This consultation period will run from August 25, 2017 through October 27, 2017. The purpose of the consultation is for the Government to gather input from stakeholders,  consumers, the general public, health professionals, and public…

Bill S5 Third Reading – Second Debate

Bill S5 Third Reading – Second Debate

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Petitclerc, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bellemare, for the third reading 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, as amended. The full Hansard of the third reading second debate on…