WCTA Submission Regarding Proposed IPM Regulation Amendments

12.05.17-BC.house.of.parliamentDecember 4, 2013

To: Bob Lucy, BC Ministry of Environment Pesticides License Officer, Integrated Pest Management Program
CC: Bruce Holms, Daphne Dolhaine, Cindy Bertram

Dear Mr. Lucy

On behalf of the Allied Golf Association-BC (AGA-BC) and the Western Canada Turfgrass Association (WCTA), I would like to thank you,  Mr. Holms and Ms. Dolhaine for providing  the opportunity to speak with you prior to new regulations pertaining to the application of pesticides in British Columbia are enacted.  

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Pesticide Issue Update - November 2013

12.02.01.Pesticide Debate200By Jerry Rousseau

The BC Ministry of Environment released proposed IPM Act regulatory changes to stakeholders and the general public on October 9th.  We of course immediately forwarded the announcement to all WCTA members and allied stakeholders with encouragement to read the Intentions Paper and submit any comments/questions by the December 8th deadline.   It was noted that the implementation timeframe for the proposed regulatory revisions is relatively short with the Ministry intending to have changes enacted in two stages between 2014 and 2015.

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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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