Canada’s ‘toxic’ label for plastics to harm global health, trade – Houston Chronicle

Canada and the United States have a lot in common. Colonial histories. Wide open spaces. Niagara Falls. Our federal governments both have a bad habit of issuing sweeping regulations that would never pass Parliament (or Congress).

Bypassing the legislative process and provincial authorities, Canada’s government recently announced its intention to label plastics “toxic,” a regulatory overreach of global proportions that will damage public health, international trade and the North American economy.