Federal Budget Commits to Outlawing Cosmetic Testing on Animals

The Canadian government has confirmed its commitment to banning cosmetics animal testing and trade in its 2023 federal budget. The proposed amendments to the Food and Drugs Act are expected to be included in the pending budget implementation bill, positioning Canada as a global leader in promoting alternatives to animal testing. Animal protection groups and industry stakeholders have welcomed the news, calling on the Canadian government to introduce the legislation at the earliest opportunity.