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Advocacy

Representing our Members in Ottawa

Changing regulations can have an impact on your business. Our regulatory affairs and government relations department strives to positively influence government policy, to benefit our industry. CHFA maintains strong working relationships with key government officials and frequently meets face-to-face with decision makers to address the concerns of your business. In addition, our team monitors and provides input on regulations and government policies related to NHPs, organics, foods and CBD and are available to help members navigate and understand legislative and regulatory requirements.

Self-Care Framework - Phase One - Plain Language Labelling

CHFA is urgently calling for a pause to Health Canada’s plan to proceed with Plain Language Labelling for NHPs this spring. Read our letter to the Minister of Health on this issue.

In the Forward Regulatory Plan, released in February 2021, Health Canada signaled their intentions to proceed with labelling amendments for NHPs. Our position is that proceeding with the current proposal completely ignores ongoing operational challenges impacting our members and significant changes in consumer behaviour that have accelerated during the pandemic, where consumers are relying on digital and online sources of products and information.

We are asking that the Minister of Health instruct her officials to not move forward with PLL as planned and instead consult with stakeholders on the impact the pandemic has had on businesses in our sector and shared priorities within the proposed self-care framework.

CHFA continues to raise our concerns directly with key contacts in Ottawa and will be contacting you at the end of April with next steps and how you can help advocate on this important issue.

To learn more about the impacts of labelling changes, click here.