Forward Regulatory Plan: 2019 to 2021 – Competition Bureau

Regulatory Initiative: Amendments to the Textile Labelling and Advertising Regulations (TLAR)

Enabling act(s)

Textile Labelling Act


The purpose of the TLA and its Regulations is to provide for the labelling, sale, importation and advertising of consumer textile articles in a way that is accurate and meaningful to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions.

The proposed amendments would address recommendations of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations (SJCSR) to enhance clarity of the regulations. The SJCSR first raised concerns about certain provisions of the TLAR falling outside the legislative authority conferred by the TLA in 2000, and also recommended certain drafting improvements for clarity and incorrect references. While certain recommendations have been addressed through the 2018 Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations (MAR) process, the concerns over legislative authority must be addressed via a legislative amendment proposal in order to avoid business disruption. The regulatory amendment package will therefore address the remaining recommendations on clarity.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)

The proposal is unrelated to a work plan or commitment under a formal regulatory cooperation forum.

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

The proposed amendments are of a "housekeeping" nature and are not expected to have a significant impact on stakeholders.


Consultations were held in the summer of 2018 on a larger package of amendment proposals than will ultimately form the regulatory submission. A number of these amendments will not be included given the need for a legislative process to address them.

Further information

Information about the work of the SJCSR

Departmental contact information

Ian Disend
Marketplace Framework Policy Branch
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Catherine Hariton
Competition Promotion Branch
Competition Bureau

Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan:

This is the first time that the present version of the initiative is in a Forward Regulatory Plan. The broader set of proposals was included in all prior years. The SJCSR first raised its concerns in 2000.

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