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Request for Member Action on Imidacloprid to PMRA MAR 20 2017 | Producers | News Release

Dear APG Members:

As you are likely aware, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) of Health Canada has proposed a re-evaluation decision for 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 alongside other cropping sector representatives, we are asking the PMRA and Health Canada to work alongside the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada roundtable of industry stakeholders to improve the quality of the information on which this important decision is based. It is imperative that sound science, peer review and due process are followed as the issue impacts not only the Canadian agricultural industry, but also our national food security.

We are asking our members to voice their concerns to the PMRA and their own government representatives. Please read the letter linked here, and if you are in agreement, please sign, date and email the letter to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, the PMRA, the Federal Minister of Health and the MP and MLA for your area. Email addresses and other contact information is provided here.

The deadline for submissions to the PMRA is Thursday, March 23, 2017.

Please contact APG Policy and Program Specialist Nevin Rosaasen at with any questions or concerns.