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Manitoba to Eliminate Certain Labelling Requirements for Upholstered and Stuffed Articles

The Canadian Province of Manitoba has approved the revocation effective from 1 January 2020 of a regulation that requires upholstered and stuffed articles offered for sale in the province to bear a label containing certain specific information and be registered in the province. As in other Canadian provinces, upholstered and stuffed articles sold in Manitoba will continue to be subject to all applicable federal requirements, including the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and the Textile Labelling Act.

Manitoba’s decision comes on the heels of a similar repeal adopted by Ontario authorities (Ontario’s repeal will enter into force on 1 July). As a result, and unless any regulatory action is taken before that date, beginning on 1 January 2020 Quebec will be the only Canadian province with specific labelling and registration requirements for upholstered and stuffed articles.

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