Environment Canada Bans Flame Retardent…Sort of.

WHAT THE HELL IS A PARTIAL BAN?

Environment Canada has partially banned the product used as a flame retardent called Deca.
Actually, what Environment Canada has done is, ban Canadian companies from manufacturing the product called Deca, while still allowing foreign companies to manufacture and export to the Canadian marketplace this product that Environment Canada calls “extraordinarily dangerous”. Canada is the first country on earth to ban the production of Deca on their soil.
Foreign national companies lobbied to prevent the federal government from changing the rules and they were successful in their efforts as the law was changed only to affect Canadian companies.
This is the first time in Canada that a government has banned Canadians from manufacturing items that are used in this country while leaving the right to produce that very same item that is destined for Canadas’ marketplace in the hands of a foreign company.
Chalk one up for Canadas’ new government…they are in the business of protecting jobs overseas.

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    Posted July 14, 2008 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Since no Canadian companies manufacture Deca (or ever intend to since it’s cheaper to import it) this so called ban is just a political statement. It will change nothing.

    Just another example of government going to great lengths to appear to be solving a problem while actually doing nothing. Mission accomplished.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted July 14, 2008 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    Bravo!You’ve just discovered the truth Watson!


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