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 aspects of this Bill.
Though ECTA was not selected to speak to the committee the Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) permitted our Chair to share their time to present. We were also pleased to see a few of our ECTA members presenting before the committee.
ECTA has prepared and sent a written submission for the Committee review along with a analysis of Bill 45, Section 3 (Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2014) prepared by Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos (Researcher, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Greece, Department of Pharmacology, University of Patras, Greece)
The Committee on General Government will begin clause by clause review on April 27th. The process is not made public and the completion date of this review is unknown at this time.