• Learn About Colony Collapse Disorder and How to Protect Bees
  • Driving Near Recently Sprayed Fields Exposes People to Pesticides
  • Learn to Keep Insects Out of your Crops
  • Grow a Lush Garden Organically
  • Learn to Manage Pests Naturally
  • Learn About Pesticides in Foods
  • SNAP Display at Event
  • LIving Near Fields Increases Pesticide Exposure
  • Weeds Can Be Managed Without Chemical Pesticides
  • Learn To Manage Weeds Without Chemical Pesticides

Safety of Pesticides

The report of the Environmental Commissioner on Pesticide Safety in Canada, 2015. This report presents the results of a performance audit conducted by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada under the authority of the Auditor General Act.

Findings, Recommendations, and Responses 4
The Agency had not made progress in limiting the duration of some conditional registrations .......................................................................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . 4
In its re-evaluations, the Agency considered the risks and value of pesticides,
but had not assessed their cumulative health effects when required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 9
The Agency made insufficient progress in completing re-evaluations of older pesticides .13
Special reviews of pesticides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
The Agency had begun to consider whether special reviews were warranted for pesticides banned since 2013 in OECD countries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
The Agency did not promptly cancel the registrations of some pesticides whose risks
it had deemed unacceptable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
The Agency did not provide the public with complete information on conditional registrations, as required by the Pest Control Products Act, or effectively communicate new information on pesticide risks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... .. 21