Canadian Law Group Proposes Toxics Reduction Law

Law360, New York (August 26, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An environmental law group in Canada has proposed model legislation to reduce the amount of toxic substances used in manufacturing facilities, workplaces and consumer products in the province of Ontario.

In a report issued Tuesday, the Canada Environmental Law Association called for a reduction in the release of toxic substances by 50 percent in five years. It recommended reducing the use of those substances by 20 percent in five years and by 40 percent in 10 years.

“Concerned parents, workers and consumers in Ontario support widespread...
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