The Government of Canada has declared Bisphenol A, or BPA, a toxic substance. BPA is commonly found in the plastics used to coat the inside to cans, and other soft plastics. More recently it has turned up in the coatings used on cash register receipts used by most retailers.
What this toxic declaration means is that the Government of Canada will most likely begin setting up some kind of regulatory or measurement framework to determine to what extent the product is being used in the country with the goal of eventually banning it completely. How long this will take is anyone’s guess.