Protect native bees by planting native plants in the Greater Toronto Area – says new e-guide

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Toronto, ON (June 23, 2020) In recognition of National Pollinator Week, Friends of the Earth is publishing “A Flower Patch for the Rusty-patched Bumblebee: Creating Habitat Gardens for Native Pollinators in the Greater Toronto Area”. Friends of the Earth Canada is making free digital copies of the e-guide available through foecanada.org as a public service.

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Statement: Court decision gives pesticide industry extra time to complete its paperwork while bees and other pollinators pay the price.

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For immediate release on Feb 19, 2020 TORONTO – Environmental groups renew their call for the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (the PMRA) to act swiftly to implement registration amendments to curtail the use of neonicotinoid pesticides. These are systemic pesticides, and when plants absorb them, they are expressed in their nectar, pollen and other tissues,

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Environmental groups in court to challenge delay in phasing out neonic pesticide

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Toronto – Ecojustice, on behalf of the David Suzuki Foundation, Wilderness Committee, Friends of the Earth Canada and Équiterre, are in court today to defend pollinators and stop the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) from ignoring its regulatory duties. These groups will argue that the PMRA is unlawfully and arbitrarily delaying necessary restrictions on the

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Ontario must reverse course on Pesticides Regulation changes to protect pollinators

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Fine print in regulatory proposals flowing from Bill 132 removes accountability mechanisms, invites over-use of bee-killing neonic pesticides  TORONTO — Regulatory changes proposed in conjunction with Bill 132, the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, would undermine Ontario’s restrictions on neonicotinoid insecticides (“neonics”) by doing away with important accountability mechanisms, according to environmental and

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Good news for Canadian bees, other pollinators and gardeners – major garden centres shut down use of neonic pesticides

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June 12, 2019 (OTTAWA) – A Friends of the Earth Canada survey has revealed a major victory for bees and pollinators. Canada’s big box stores are reporting they have almost eliminated the sale of neonicotinoid-contaminated flowering plants. Friends of the Earth Canada has spent the last five years testing flowering plants from garden centres across

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Delay cancelling certain uses of neonicotinoid pesticide unlawful: environmental groups are pursuing Health Canada in Federal Court

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Toronto, May 30, 2019 – Ecojustice, on behalf of Équiterre, David Suzuki Foundation, Wilderness Committee and Friends of the Earth Canada, is challenging the Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s (PMRA) unlawful decision to impose a two-year “phase-out” period, as opposed to immediate cancellation of certain uses of the neonicotinoid Thiamethoxam and implementation of other necessary risk

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Environmental groups, beekeepers give Canada’s pesticide regulator a failing grade on neonics

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Groups declare today’s risk assessment incomplete and out-of-step with leading jurisdictions, call on government to proceed with proposed ban without further delay OTTAWA – Environmental groups and beekeepers disagree with the final decisions of Canada’s pesticide regulatory agency assessing risks to pollinators from neonicotinoid insecticides. In the decisions, published today, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency concludes

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Crisis of Confidence in Canada’s Pesticide Police

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Note: you can read the French version of this release here. Need for urgent action by Minster of Health is key message to Parliamentarians (Ottawa) January 30, 2019 – Today, a team of environmental, health and legal experts are on Parliament Hill briefing Canadian Parliamentarians on why Canada needs an independent review of glyphosate.  Each

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