Regulated Pesticides Safe, Effective

12.02.01.Pesticide Debate200Letter to Winnipeg Free Press 09/15/2013

Dear Editor,

Manitoba's Minister of Conservation and Water Stewardship, Gord Mackintosh, has made baseless claims about the health and safety of pesticides that totally contradict the comprehensive health-and-safety assessments done by Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), the federal body responsible for approving pesticides in Canada.

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New Democrats take practical steps toward banning cosmetic pesticides

13.03.12-logo-bc-ndpMarch 7th, 2013

VICTORIA— In the legislature Thursday afternoon, New Democrat environment critic Rob Fleming re-introduced strong legislation to protect human health, pets and the environment from unnecessary exposure to toxic cosmetic pesticides.

“British Columbians want a ban on cosmetic pesticides,” said Fleming. “Ministry of the Environment survey results from three years ago and submissions to the special legislative committee created by Premier Clark last year show this is overwhelmingly the case. Yet the Liberals continue to ignore the public by failing to enact a real ban on cosmetic pesticides.”  

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BC Ministry of Environment Pesticide Regulations To Reflect Public Input

12.05.17-BC.house.of.parliamentINFORMATION BULLETIN
2013ENV0012-000301
Feb. 20, 2013

 VICTORIA – Taking into account over 8,000 comments from a public consultation as well as recommendations from the bi-partisan Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides, the proposed amendments to the Integrated Pest Management Act will address public concern over the use of cosmetic pesticides on private landscaped areas.

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