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Press Release

Mar 16

Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) of Health Canada and Imidacloprid – Request for Member Action

Posted on Mar 16 By: Alberta Barley

Dear members: 

As you may be aware, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) of Health Canada has proposed a re-evaluation decision for the imidacloprid. 

The proposed phase-out of the use of this insecticide is based on the perceived risk that imidacloprid may pose to aquatic invertebrates.

On behalf of our members and along with other cropping sector representatives, we are asking the PMRA and Health Canada to work alongside Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada roundtable of industry stakeholders to improve the quality of the data and information to which to base this important decision. It is imperative that sound science, peer review and due process are followed as this issue impacts not only the Canadian agricultural industry, but also our national food security. 

We are asking for our members to voice their input. Please read the letter linked here and if you are in agreement, please sign, date and email it to the Standing Committee and the PMRA contacts in the list provided here, copying only your respective MP and MLA. 

The deadline for submissions is March 23, 2017. 

Please do not hesitate to contact Policy and Market Development Manager Shannon Sereda if you have any questions or concerns. 

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