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Canada to Ban Bisphenol A in Baby Bottles, U.S. Urged to Follow

Article: Canada to Ban Bisphenol A in Baby Bottles, U.S. Urged to Follow

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, October 21, 2008 (ENS) – The Government of Canada led by Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, newly re-elected last week, will immediately draft the world’s first regulations to prohibit the importation, sale and advertising of plastic baby bottles that contain the chemical bisphenol A. The government also will take action to limit…

Cameroon-Canada-U.S. Ivory Smuggler Gets Five Years

Article: Cameroon-Canada-U.S. Ivory Smuggler Gets Five Years

AKRON, Ohio, August 11, 2008 (ENS) – An art dealer who operated import and export businesses in Canada and Cameroon that were fronts for smuggling raw elephant ivory has been sentenced to five years in prison and a $100,000 fine for smuggling ivory from Cameroon into the United States. Canadian citizen and former Montreal resident…

Canada Sued for Ignoring Its Own Kyoto Protocol Law

Article: Canada Sued for Ignoring Its Own Kyoto Protocol Law

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, June 18, 2008 (ENS) – Canada today became the first country ever to be brought to court for failing to comply with its legal commitments to combat global warming. Friends of the Earth Canada is suing the Conservative government led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper for following a strategy to reduce greenhouse…

Canada Could Ban Baby Bottles Containing Bisphenol A

Article: Canada Could Ban Baby Bottles Containing Bisphenol A

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, April 22, 2008 (ENS) – The Canadian government is asking for public comment on whether or not to ban the import, sale and advertising of polycarbonate baby bottles than contain the chemical bisphenol A. The chemical has been shown to leach from some plastics, harming human health by disrupting normal hormone and…