• Learn to Manage Pests Naturally
  • Weeds Can Be Managed Without Chemical Pesticides
  • Grow a Lush Garden Organically
  • Driving Near Recently Sprayed Fields Exposes People to Pesticides
  • Learn To Manage Weeds Without Chemical Pesticides
  • SNAP Display at Event
  • SNAP Tour of Organic Vegetable Garden
  • Learn About Colony Collapse Disorder and How to Protect Bees
  • Link to SK Organic Resources
  • Learn to Keep Insects Out of your Crops

Archives for 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015

Pest Control Products Act 'act' Urgent Action Alert

Government members of the Federal Standing Committee on Health are using their majority to force a very quick review of the Pest Control Products Act (the law that governs the licensing of pesticides in Canada). The Act--like many laws--contains a mandato

Pest Control Products Act 'act'       Urgent Action Alert

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February 4, 2015

Government members of the Federal Standing Committee on Health are using their majority to force a very quick review of the Pest Control Products Act (the law that governs the licensing of pesticides in Canada). The Act--like many laws--contains a mandatory review clause, which means the Standing Committee on Health must undertake an examination at set intervals and recommend changes to Parliament.

The Sierra Club has five reasonable recommendations:

1. The Precautionary Principle should be the basis of all approvals.
2. The Act should be amended to ensure that the need for a new pesticide be demonstrated as part of the approval process.
3. Qualified requests for a reconsideration of a Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) decision should result in a timely, mandatory review.
4. The public should be informed at the beginning and not the end of the approval process.
5. A Citizen Review Committee should be established to review PMRA decisions, policies and practices and advise the minister of its findings.