PM Announces Partnerships with Canadian Industry to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic

hand sanitizer

The Government of Canada is helping bring together industry partners through the Hand Sanitizer Manufacturing Exchange established by Cosmetics Alliance Canada, the Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association, and Spirits Canada. Together they are working to facilitate the supply of key ingredients and to maximize the domestic production of hand sanitizers. News releases: Backgrounders: […]

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UPDATED Cover Letters for use under the Interim Expedited Licensing Approach for the Production and Distribution of Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers: updated: Cover Letter for Interim Approach to Hand Sanitizers_import updated: Lettre explicative pour approche provisoire pour les nettoyants antiseptiques_import   Hard-surface disinfectants and hand sanitizers (COVID-19): Information for manufacturers Désinfectants pour surfaces dures et désinfectants pour les mains (COVID-19) […]

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Prime Minister Shuffles Cabinet

New Ministers in Health, Environment and Foreign Affairs Prime Minister Trudeau has undertaken a significant shuffle of his cabinet following October’s federal election. Of specific interest to our industry, we now have new Ministers in the key portfolios of Health, Environment & Climate Change, and Foreign Affairs. Mary Ng, who was first elected to Parliament in a […]

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Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. Steps Down

  David MacNaughton, Canada’s Ambassador to the U.S., will leave the job at the end of the August, it was announced today by the Prime Minister’s Office in Ottawa.   MacNaugton, who has represented Canada in Washington during the tumultuous NAFTA negotiations and negotiations to end the U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs against Canada, was […]

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ICCR Delegates Briefed on Cosmetic Ingredients Derived from Endangered Sharks

Brian and Sandra Stewart of the Rob Stewart Sharkwater Foundation provided the ICCR Steering Committee, Government, Industry and other stakeholders with an overview of the amazing work of their late son Rob Stewart (1979-2017), an award-winning biologist, photographer, conservationist, author and filmmaker, to save sharks that are on the brink of extinction. Rob was unfortunately […]

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Canada Hosts World Cosmetic Regulators at ICCR-13 in Montreal

Hosted by Health Canada and Cosmetics Alliance Canada, the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (or “ICCR”), held its 13th annual session in Montreal, Canada from July 9th to 12th. ICCR is an initiative of cosmetic regulators from around the world and works to coordinate and align the regulation of cosmetics on an international basis. The […]

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Health Canada & CA Welcome Industry and Regulators at ICCR-13

From July 8th to July 12th, Cosmetics Alliance and Health Canada will welcome industry and regulatory representatives from the European Union, Brazil, Japan, and the United States for the thirteenth annual International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation meeting (ICCR) in Montreal. Observers from South Korea, South Africa, Israel, Thailand, Taiwan, Colombia will also be participating. This […]

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Cosmetics Industry Supports the Introduction of Bill S-214 (Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act) in the House of Commons

  TORONTO, April 12, 2019 – Bill S-214 (Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act) was introduced today for first reading in the House of Commons by Conservative MP and Health Critic Marilyn Gladu. The private member’s bill, which was passed in the Senate after being introduced first in 2015, seeks to amend Canada’s Food & Drugs Act to […]

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Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney Speaks on NAFTA at FCPC Annual Conference

Brian Mulroney at FCPC

CA President Darren Praznik participated in FCPC’s annual conference which featured an engaging line-up of speakers and panelists including CIBC’s Deputy Chief Economist Benjamin Tal, retail and consumer futurist Doug Stephens, and environmental expert and author Tristam Stuart. The conference highlight was a discussion with former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney who provided a history […]

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