Category Archives: Ontario

New Proposed Regulations for Ontario Bill 45, Schedule 3 (ECA)

New Proposed Regulations for Ontario Bill 45, Schedule 3 (ECA)

The Ontario Liberal Government has announced the release of new proposed regulations for Bill 45, Schedule 3 Electronic Cigarettes Act (ECA), 2015. (Consolidated Version of the ECA) In their news release, “Ontario Taking Further Steps to Protect People from Second-Hand Smoke and Vapour, Strengthening Ontario’s Smoking and Vaping Legislation”, they state that the proposed changes…

New Laws for Ontario are in Effect

New Laws for Ontario are in Effect

First and foremost, Happy New Year to everyone! May the New Year bring good (or at least better) regulation to our industry! The short of the long is, as of January 1, 2016: It is illegal to sell or supply electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and component parts (e.g. battery, atomizer) to anyone under 19 years of…

What happens January 1st, 2016 in Ontario Electronic Cigarette Act 2015 (Bill 45)

What happens January 1st, 2016 in Ontario Electronic Cigarette Act 2015 (Bill 45)

** NOTE:  This news entry has been updated.  See the HIGHLIGHTED updates at the bottom of the article. We have been getting a lot of questions about what is happening in Ontario with Bill 45, Schedule 3 (Electronic Cigarette Act). === EDIT for clarity === NO PROCLIMATION DATE HAS BEEN NAMED BY THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.…

Bill 45, Section 3 – Update from Randy Hillier

Bill 45, Section 3 – Update from Randy Hillier

We received the following correspondence this morning from MPP Randy Hillier, Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington: We’ve put up a valiant fight to keep vaporizers available and accessible to those who have found them to be an effective tool to kick their smoking addiction. Yesterday I received the proposed Government amendments to Bill 45. Although I was…

Ontario Bill 45 Committee Review

Ontario Bill 45 Committee Review

The Committee on General Government heard testimony from the public this week on Ontario Bill 45, An Act to enhance public health by enacting the Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2014 and the Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2014 and by amending the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. During this period there were many speakers, both in favour and opposed to different…

Joint Action, Ontario Bill 45 Section 3

Joint Action, Ontario Bill 45 Section 3

ECTA and THRA have been engaged in discussions with Government Relations firms and professionals over the past two weeks. We have completed one conference call, and expect a full written proposal by end of day. Another conference call is scheduled for today (Thursday), and we hope to have a second proposal by Friday. A conference…

Ontario Bill 45, Schedule 3 – Open Letter to the Media

Ontario Bill 45, Schedule 3 – Open Letter to the Media

This is written on behalf of the Directors of the Electronic Cigarette Trade Association (ECTA) of Canada and with the voice of many consumers that have been contacting us regarding the Ontario Bill 45, Schedule 3 (Electronic Cigarette Act, 2014). It appears that neither the industry nor consumer constituents are being heard by the Government…

Ontario Bill 45 – Second Reading Part 1?

Ontario Bill 45 – Second Reading Part 1?

The second reading of Ontario Bill 45 (Making Healthier Choices Act, 2014) began today and we are quite pleased that it did NOT fly through the reading as we actually had expected. It appears that our efforts are making things happen but that doesn’t mean we should stop doing what we are doing. From the…

Ontario Bill 45 – Second Reading

Ontario Bill 45 – Second Reading

The Second Reading of Bill 45 has been scheduled for December 3, 2014: http://goo.gl/tSiH4f It appears that bills will covered after 3:00p ET and stream live from Queens Park: http://goo.gl/Irjqub Bill 45 News Release: http://goo.gl/mA4xif Bill 45 Details: http://goo.gl/CEnrL7 At a high level, we have determined that the most significant impact on our industry includes (but is not limited…

Ontario Bill 45 (Making Healthier Choices Act, 2014)

Ontario Bill 45 (Making Healthier Choices Act, 2014)

On November 24, 2014 the Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Associate Minister, Hon Dipika Damerla and Premier of Ontario, Hon Kathleen Wynne announced and introduced Bill 45 (Making Healthier Choices Act, 2014) in a News Release. In the news release, even though the Bill contains three different legislative Schedules, the Bill appears to…