Bill S-5

Canada is currently working on Bill S-5 at the federal level.  This is a positive step towards regulating the industry, but how will it affect vapers and the industry?

What You Need to Know

1) The old argument is back and flavours are under attack for "appealing to youth." All the flavours you know and love are at risk of being banned.  

2) Canadian citizens will be stripped of the right to inform and educate on vaping.  

3) It will be illegal to compare vaping with tobacco.  Yes, this violates our freedom of speech and if the Bill goes through as is, there will be a constitutional challenge.  Let's try to educate legislators while we can.

The latest information presented by government and full text can be found here.

Canada's proposal and concerns on vaping can be found here.

The Canadian Vaping Association has a great document outlining the problems with this Bill, along with how to write your position statements when you make your emails.  You can download it by clicking here.

The Electronic Cigarette Trade Association has put forth a detailed list of further problems with this Bill for concerned vapers.  You can find their talking points here.

The Canadian Vaping Association is currently working on lobbying efforts and is working diligently for our right to vape and freedom of speech, both of which face challenges as the Bill is currently written.  Join or donate today to help fund their efforts, or visit their page here for up-to-date information.

We have compiled a list of Senators for your convenience, along with their contact information at the bottom of this page.  You can also find the complete list of our Members of Parliament here.

What Can You Do?

Reach out to us, the ECTA and/or the CVA for guidance or for any questions you have.  Contact Senators and Members of Parliament in your riding.  Please be respectful in your letters.  Let them know why access to vaping, flavours, and freedom of speech to educate consumers is important to you.  Let them know how vaping has improved your life and/or the lives of those close to you.  Kindly appeal to them and request that they push for access to this harm reduction technology, without unfair restrictions (such as bans on flavours, bans on education, etc.) that could doom the industry and take your health along with it.  

We should acknowledge that age restrictions are warranted and already eliminate the risk for youths purchasing so-called "youth-appealing" flavours, since they won't be in the shop to even look at or try flavours.  Let them know how important flavours are for your success in staying away from cigarettes.  Adults want flavours, and only adults with ID will be able to purchase anyway.

The available evidence from UK Public Health and the recent study from Canada's University of Victoria both agree that vaping is NOT a gateway to smoking, so they should leave the flavours alone for the adults to enjoy.  Tell them that legislation should be grounded in evidence (which is already available) and not "what-ifs."

Lastly, share this with friends and family so our message can be heard with full-force.  Use social media, comment on vape-articles in the news and contact news outlets so we get more visibility.  This is our chance to be heard, so make sure we're heard loud and clear.

Also be sure to send your emails to before April 13, and let them know how important access to vaping and flavours is to you.  This is for consideration with the new Federal Tobacco Control Strategy due for replacement in March of 2018.

HESA Standing Committee on Health Contact List

Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Contact List

Canadian Senators Contact List

Name Affiliation Province Phone Email
Andreychuk, Raynell Conservative Saskatchewan 1-613-947-2239
Ataullahjan, Salma Conservative Ontario 1-613-947-5906
Baker, George Liberal Newfoundland and Labrador 1-613-947-2517
Batters, Denise Conservative Saskatchewan 1-613-996-8922
Bellemare, Diane Non-Affiliated Quebec 1-613-943-1555
Bernard, Wanda Elaine Thomas Non-Affiliated Nova Scotia 1-613-996-2090
Beyak, Lynn Conservative Ontario 1-613-996-8680
Black, Douglas Non-Affiliated Alberta 1-613-996-8757
Boisvenu, Pierre-Hugues Conservative Quebec 1-613-943-4030
Boniface, Gwen Non-Affiliated Ontario 1-613-995-9193
Bovey, Patricia E. Non-Affiliated Manitoba 1-613-995-9176
Brazeau, Patrick Non-Affiliated Quebec 1-613-995-8625
Campbell, Larry W. Non-Affiliated British Columbia 1-613-995-4050
Carignan, Claude, P.C. Conservative Quebec 1-613-992-0240
Christmas, Dan Non-Affiliated Nova Scotia 1-613-996-2188
Cools, Anne C. Non-Affiliated Ontario 1-613-992-2808
Cordy, Jane Liberal Nova Scotia 1-613-995-8409
Cormier, René Non-Affiliated New Brunswick 1-613-996-2247
Dagenas, Jean-Gui Conservative Quebec 1-613-996-7644
Dawson, Dennis Liberal Quebec 1-613-995-3978
Day, Joseph A. Liberal New Brunswick 1-613-992-0833
Dean, Tony Non-Affiliated Ontario 1-613-996-2312
Demers, Jacques Non-Affiliated Quebec 1-613-992-0151
Downe, Percy E. Liberal PEI 1-613-943-8107
Doyle, Norman E. Conservative Newfoundland and Labrador 1-613-996-7483
Duffy, Michael Non-Affiliated PEI 1-613-947-4163
Dupuis, Renée Non-Affiliated Quebec 1-613-996-2063
Dyck, Lillian Eva Liberal Saskatchewan 1-613-995-4318
Eaton, Nicole Conservative Ontario 1-613-947-4047
Eggleton, Art, P.C. Liberal Ontario 1-613-995-4230
Enverga, Tobias C. Jr. Conservative Ontario 1-613-943-1945
Forest, Éric Non-Affiliated Quebec 1-613-996-2171
Fraser, Joan Liberal Quebec 1-613-943-9556
Frum, Linda Conservative Ontario 1-613-992-0310
Furey, George J. Non-Affiliated Newfoundland and Labrador 1-613-992-4416
Gagné, Raymonde Non-Affiliated Manitoba 1-613-943-4323
Galvez, Rosa Non-Affiliated Quebec 1-613-943-4323
Gold, Marc Non-Affiliated Quebec 1-613-995-9211
Greene, Stephen Conservative Nova Scotia 1-613-947-4210
Griffin, Diane F. Non-Affiliated PEI 1-613-996-2140
Harder, Peter, P.C. Non-Affiliated Ontario 1-613-995-0222
Hartling, Nancy J. Non-Affiliated New Brunswick 1-613-995-9191
Housakos, Leo Conservative Quebec 1-613-947-4237
Hubley, Elizabeth Liberal PEI 1-613-992-1177
Jaffer, Mobina S.B. Liberal British Columbia 1-613-992-0189
Joyal, Serge, P.C. Liberal Quebec 1-613-943-0434
Kenny, Colin Liberal Ontario 1-613-996-2877
Lang, Daniel Conservative Yukon 1-613-947-4050
Lankin, Frances, P.C. Non-Affiliated Ontario 1-613-995-2795
Lovelace Nicholas, Sandra M. Liberal New Brunswick 1-613-943-3635
McDonald, Michael L. Conservative Nova Scotia 1-613-995-1866
Maltais, Ghislain Conservative Quebec 1-613-996-7377
Manning, Fabian Conservative Newfoundland and Labrador 1-613-947-4203
Marshall, Elizabeth Conservative Newfoundland and Labrador 1-613-943-4011
Martin, Yonah Conservative British Columbia 1-613-947-4078
Marwah, Sabi Non-Affiliated Ontario 1-613-947-6809
Massicotte, Paul J. Liberal Quebec 1-613-943-8110
McCoy, Elaine Non-Affiliated Alberta 1-613-995-4293
McInnis, Tom Conservative Nova Scotia 1-613-943-1662
McIntyre, Paul E. Conservative New Brunswick 1-613-943-1756
McPhedran, Marilou Non-Affiliated Manitoba 1-613-996-2106
Mercer, Terry M. Liberal Nova Scotia 1-613-996-2657
Merchant, Pana Liberal Saskatchewan 1-613-944-7777
Meredith, Don Non-Affiliated Ontario 1-613-996-8572
Mitchell, Grant Non-Affiliated Alberta 1-613-995-4254
Mockler, Percy Conservative New Brunswick 1-613-947-4225
Moncion, Lucie Non-Affiliated Ontario 1-613-996-2224
Munson, Jim Liberal Ontario 1-613-947-2504
Mégie, Marie-Francoise Non-Affiliated Quebec 1-613-996-2357
Neufeld, Richard Conservative British Columbia 1-613-947-4055
Ngo, Thanh Hai Conservative Ontario 1-613-943-1599
Ogilvie, Kelvin Kenneth Conservative Nova Scotia 1-613-992-0331
Oh, Victor Conservative Ontario 1-613-943-1880
Omidvar, Ratna Non-Affiliated Ontario 1-613-943-4330
Pate, Kim Non-Affiliated Ontario 1-613-995-9220
Patterson, Dennis Glen Conservative Nunavut 1-613-992-0480
Petitclerc, Chantal Non-Affiliated Quebec 1-613-995-0298
Plett, Donald Neil Conservative Manitoba 1-613-992-0180
Poirier, Rose-May Conservative New Brunswick 1-613-943-4027
Pratte, André Non-Affiliated Quebec 1-613-995-0300
Raine, Nancy Greene Conservative British Columbia 1-613-947-4052
Ringuette, Pierrette Non-Affiliated New Brunswick 1-613-943-2248
Runciman, Bob Conservative Ontario 1-613-943-4020
Saint-Germain, Raymonde Non-Affiliated Quebec 1-613-995-9204
Seidman, Judith Conservative Quebec 1-613-992-0110
Sibbeston, Nick G. Non-Affiliated North West Territories 1-613-943-7790
Sinclair, Murray Non-Affiliated Manitoba 1-613-995-0234
Smith, Larry W. Conservative Quebec 1-613-996-8555
Stewart Olsen, Carolyn Conservative New Brunswick 1-613-992-0121
Tannas, Scott Conservative Alberta 1-613-943-2240
Tardif, Claudette Liberal Alberta 1-613-947-3589
Tkachuk, David Conservative Saskatchewan 1-613-947-3196
Unger, Betty Conservative Alberta 1-613-996-7420
Verner, Josée, P.C. Non-Affiliated Quebec 1-613-996-6999
Wallin, Pamela Non-Affiliated Saskatchewan 1-613-996-2794
Watt, Charlie Liberal Quebec 1-613-992-2981
Wells, David M. Conservative Newfoundland and Labrador 1-613-943-1788
Wetston, Howard Non-Affiliated Ontario 1-613-995-9197
White, Vernon Conservative Ontario 1-613-996-7602
Woo, Yuen Pau Non-Affiliated British Columbia 1-613-995-9244