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Statements following leak of draft PMRA Value Assessment of Neonicotoinoids

Statements following leak of draft PMRA Value Assessment of Neonicotoinoids Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends of the Earth Canada’s said: “There’s a fox in the chicken coop and the fox is the pesticide manufacturers reaping huge profits from farmers. It does ... Read More

Guest Blog: Time for Ontario to pass the Great Lakes Protection Act

Guest Blog: Time for Ontario to pass the Great Lakes Protection Act Guest Post: Nancy Goucher The protection and restoration of the Great Lakes needs to be a top priority for the province. That’s why a group of forty tourist, health, faith-based ... Read More

MPP Lalonde Introduces Legislation to Phase out Microbeads

MPP Lalonde Introduces Legislation to Phase out Microbeads On March 9, 2015, MPP Marie- France Lalonde introduced a private member’s bill to ban the manufacture and use of microbeads in products in Ontario. The Microbead Elimination and Monitoring ... Read More

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Leaked government report shows virtually no benefits from neonics: provinces must act to ban bee-killing pesticide

Leaked government report shows virtually no benefits from neonics: provinces must act to ban bee-killing pesticide (Ottawa, ON, May 22, 2015) Canada’s Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) promised to report on their review of the “value” of neonicotinoid pesticides in 2014 to be followed by a public consultation. This is a key element of PMRA’s five ... Read More

Statement from Friends of the Earth Canada on RONA’s announcements

Statement from Friends of the Earth Canada on RONA’s announcements RONA discloses 70% nursery plants neonic-free this year Friends of the Earth Canada congratulates RONA on its commitment and performance to reduce the use of neonicotinoids in its nursery plants. Last year, Friends of the Earth tested nursery plants for ... Read More

Forty groups want the province to pass the Great Lakes Protection Act

Forty groups want the province to pass the Great Lakes Protection Act Tourist, health, faith-based, and environmental organizations calling on Ontario to strengthen protection of the Great Lakes Toronto, ON — Forty tourist, health, faith-based and environmental organizations are collectively showing their support for the Great Lakes Protection Act. The groups have ... Read More

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