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Subject Area: Cosmetics

The Canadian Government frequently gives industry and the public an opportunity to have input into proposed changes in policy, regulations or legislation.  This “consultation period” is an invaluable opportunity for …

Canada is Not the 51st State

Gordon B. Greenwood

It is not uncommon for some Canadians to become annoyed at Americans who tend to view Canada as the 51st State.  What is actually more annoying, is when Canadian journalists …

As many of you may know Health Canada is holding consultations with a view to the possibility of changing the regulatory procedures surrounding self care products which are more traditionally …

Self care products are essentially what we know as cosmetics, natural health products, non-prescription drugs and some foods.  Currently these are classified and regulated in Canada by virtue of definitions …

It is now official in Canada – it is better to be alarmist than to be accurate.

A Senator has introduced a Bill to amend the Food and Drugs Act

Who would have ever thought that regulatory compliance could actually give you a competitive advantage? While some companies do in fact know that, and have made use of it, we …

The Beauty of Trade Associations

Gordon B. Greenwood

In a world where we are being legislated and regulated into ignorance on a daily basis, and globally, a good trade association can be an inexpensive and reliable way of …

A very simplistic answer to that question in relation to cosmetics is that the Federal Government controls their manufacture, their ingredients, their importation and their labelling. The provinces control the …


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