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e-1870 (Plain Language Labelling)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Eric Lamoureux from Ottawa, Ontario, on October 3, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT)
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Natural health products
Over the counter drugs
Packaging and labelling
The Petition is open for signature until January 31, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT)

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • Consumers may be harmed when they do not understand the non-prescription drugs and natural health products they take;
  • In 2016, 1 in 143 Canadian seniors was hospitalized due to harmful effects of medication;
  • Without benefit of recommendation and guidance from healthcare providers, it is important that consumers receive clear and consistent information on non-prescription drugs and natural health products prior to purchase; and
  • Plain Language Labelling improves the safety of non-prescription drugs by providing consumers with important information on outer packaging, in a standardized format.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Health to ensure that regulations related to Plain Language Labelling require manufacturers of non-prescription drugs and natural health products to include a Canadian Drug Facts Table or Product Facts Table on the outer label, and that labelling requirements require:
1. That information is present to consumers in a standardized format;
2. Readability through a required minimum font size of six points; and
3. The use of plain language.
Elmwood—Transcona
NDP
Manitoba
Open for signature : October 3, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : January 31, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
37
British Columbia
15
Manitoba
20
New Brunswick
3
Newfoundland and Labrador
2
Northwest Territories
1
Nova Scotia
11
Ontario
68
Prince Edward Island
19
Quebec
15
Saskatchewan
11
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