No new pollution law until after election

No new pollution law until after election

A future parliament likely means there won’t be any changes to how Canada manages toxic chemicals and air pollution until after the next election, which is scheduled for October 2019.

McKenna says the government is trying to do things that don’t require legislative amendments, such as mandatory product labelling when a toxic chemical is present and considering vulnerable populations like children or pregnant women when assessing how a chemical should be managed.

However she is not yet ready to agree to enshrine the right to a healthy environment in federal law.