Canada’s Minister of Health challenged to uphold independent science and ethical standards

Minister asked to hold independent, transparent review of Canada’s most heavily used pesticide: glyphosate

Media release: December 18, 2018

Environmental & health groups and individuals have sent an Open Letter to the Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, challenging her to uphold independent science and ethical standards, as she promised to do when appointed Canada’s Minister of Health by Prime Minister Trudeau.

The groups and individuals are asking the Minister to hold a new, independent review of Canada’s most heavily used pesticide, stating that Health Canada’s review of glyphosate was scientifically defective and ethically tainted.

The Minister is currently considering whether to hold a new, independent review.

This is an important issue about the integrity of science and the integrity of Canada’s public health policy, state the environmental groups and signers of the letter.

 

For more information, contact:

Kathleen Ruff, Director, RightOnCanada.ca – kruff@starlynx.ca
Prof. Louise Vandelac, Université du Québec à Montréal – vandelac.louise@uqam.ca
Meg Sears, Chair, Prevent Cancer Now – meg@preventcancernow.ca
Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends of the Earth Canada – beatrice@foecanada.org
Mary Lou McDonald, President, Safe Food Matters Inc. – mlmcdonald5@gmail.com

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