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Old 12-14-2016, 08:51 AM
 
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Now any product must have a English and French label and all Safety Data Sheets must be in both languages if a product is sold into Canada. this is NOT going to be good for the Canadian economy as companies like one I own simply will not take the time and expense necessary to do something so stupid. No sales into Canada after the 1st of January and several companies depend on our products.
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Now any product must have a English and French label and all Safety Data Sheets must be in both languages if a product is sold into Canada. this is NOT going to be good for the Canadian economy as companies like one I own simply will not take the time and expense necessary to do something so stupid. No sales into Canada after the 1st of January and several companies depend on our products.
Uhhh... bilingual product labelling has been a legal requirement in Canada for several decades now (at least four by my count).


Are you posting via time machine from 1968 or something?
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:06 AM
 
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Now any product must have a English and French label and all Safety Data Sheets must be in both languages if a product is sold into Canada. this is NOT going to be good for the Canadian economy as companies like one I own simply will not take the time and expense necessary to do something so stupid. No sales into Canada after the 1st of January and several companies depend on our products.
"Like the one you own"? I doubt that very much. Anyone doing any business with a location encompassing anywhere within the entire North American continent; dual language packaging and in the case of the U.S. being a much larger market, sometimes as many as 6 languages are included within the packaging with a minimum of two external. It has been that way for decades.

That business you own must be limited to baking cupcakes for the local churches or something and not hardly indicative of one doing business on any scale larger than selling to your typical inner city block.
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:13 AM
 
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Facepalm to the OP's question. Facepalm.
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Now any product must have a English and French label and all Safety Data Sheets must be in both languages if a product is sold into Canada. this is NOT going to be good for the Canadian economy as companies like one I own simply will not take the time and expense necessary to do something so stupid. No sales into Canada after the 1st of January and several companies depend on our products.
What planet and year are you from? Bilingual packaging has been everywhere in Canada for decades now. I'm sure those companies will find another similar product from someone who can handle the terrible ordeal of bilingual packaging. Not that I believe you run a business or know anything about Canada though with your insane trolling.
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:28 AM
 
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I have never understood this. The official language in Canada is English. Why do Canadians allow Quebecers people to speak French? Why do they allow them to have signs etc in French? Just force them to learn the language of their own country. I don't understand Quebecers are even allowed to vote when they can't understand what the politicians are saying.
Why does the USA have Spanish on food labels?
From what I understand many in Canada are fluent in both languages.
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Fredericton, NB
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The Quebec Act of 1774 has a lot to do with it. Also, The Royal Proclamation of 1763.
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:45 AM
 
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Uhhh... bilingual product labelling has been a legal requirement in Canada for several decades now (at least four by my count).


Are you posting via time machine from 1968 or something?
These are requirements for GHS labeling and Safety Data Sheets. Huge task as an SDS can be 19 pages long. NO other country is requiring this.
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:47 AM
 
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"Like the one you own"? I doubt that very much. Anyone doing any business with a location encompassing anywhere within the entire North American continent; dual language packaging and in the case of the U.S. being a much larger market, sometimes as many as 6 languages are included within the packaging with a minimum of two external. It has been that way for decades.

That business you own must be limited to baking cupcakes for the local churches or something and not hardly indicative of one doing business on any scale larger than selling to your typical inner city block.
Nope the business I own does business world wide and no other country is requiring this on GHS labeling and SDS. Starts 1/1/2017. An SDS can be 19 pages long now.
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Nope the business I own does business world wide and no other country is requiring this on GHS labeling and SDS. Starts 1/1/2017. An SDS can be 19 pages long now.
Most countries don't require safety information on products to be in the country's language? Really????


BTW, I don't believe this is really a new requirement for Canada. If there are changes coming into effect on Jan. 1 it's tweaking what was already there.
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