Category Archives: Ontario

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…

HESA – Meeting No. 43 – Nov 27th 2014

HESA – Meeting No. 43 – Nov 27th 2014

Meeting No. 43 Tuesday, November 27, 2014 The Standing Committee on Health met at 11:00 a.m. this day, in Room 306, The Valour Building, the Chair, Ben Lobb, presiding. Members of the Committee present: Eve Adams (Parliament | Twitter | Facebook) Libby Davies (Parliament | Twitter | Facebook) Wladyslaw Lizon (Parliament | Twitter | Facebook)…

ECTA to Present to HESA in House of Commons

ECTA to Present to HESA in House of Commons

ECTA had previously been scheduled to present to the HESA Committee in the House of Commons on November the 18th which was postponed due to unrelated political issues that the house needed to address. The HESA Committee has resumed their review and our appearance has now been rescheduled for November 27th. We provided the committee…