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We have an urgent opportunity to ban a harmful pesticide that is known to be detrimental to pollinators and the environment.
Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is currently re-evaluating the use of imidacloprid. Imidacloprid is a commercial neonicotinoid insecticide (“neonic”) that is available on store shelves to kill insects on agricultural crops, trees, lawns, and even pet ticks and fleas.
The PMRA is taking a step in the right direction by proposing to phase-out most uses of imidacloprid over the next three to five years.
Please join Ontario Nature in supporting the phase-out, but asking the PMRA to go further faster. We need a full ban of this neonic and the phase-out should take effect immediately. The government knows this insecticide is harmful and must act now. Ontario Nature has made an easy to use form for your convenience here.
For more details from Health Canada's PMRA, visit there page here.
The proposal is open for public comment until March 23, 2017.