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September 10, 2013 10:20 ET

Minister Ambrose Addresses North America Consumer Product Safety Summit

Highlights the Government's commitment in strengthening consumer product safety in Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 10, 2013) - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today addressed the 2013 North America Consumer Product Safety Summit in Ottawa. The Minister highlighted the important role international cooperation plays in protecting the health and safety of Canadians and reaffirmed the Government of Canada's commitment to consumer product safety.

"Our Government has taken a number of actions to protect Canadians from unsafe consumer products such as introducing the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act in 2011," said Minister Ambrose. "The Act updated decades-old consumer protection laws and gave stronger powers to recall dangerous products from store shelves."

The 2013 Summit, which builds on work initiated at the 2011 Summit in Bethesda, Maryland, contributes to strengthening overall trilateral relations between Canada, the United States and Mexico on consumer products. It provides an opportunity for stakeholders and regulators from Health Canada, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Mexico's Profeco, to learn about consumer product safety activities and best practices in North America.

"Given the high levels of trade and connectivity in North America, a closer trilateral cooperation will address common safety issues and challenges more effectively" said Minister Ambrose.

For more information on the Summit, visit Health Canada's website.

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