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You probably know that bees across North America are in crisis. A big part of the problem are a group of pesticides known as neonics (short for neonicotinoids). Fortunately, government regulators are taking action – in Ontario with stricter rules for neonicuse and federally with a recent verdict by Health Canada.
Actualité - 23 janvier 2017 - Tag : Neonicotinoid, Pesticides, Pesticides
For months Équiterre has been calling on the federal government, which is considering the reregistration of atrazine, to ban this dangerous pesticide that has been banned in Europe for over a decade, but is still used in Canada. Thanks to committed supporters like you, nearly 35,000 people have signed the petition. Federal officials will be making a decision by the end of...
Actualité - 13 décembre 2016 - Tag : atrazine, Organization, Pesticides, Petition
Ottawa — Yesterday Health Canada announced a proposal to phase out imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid pesticide widely used in agriculture in Canada, within three to five years. The proposal is based on new findings that imidacloprid poses unacceptable risks to aquatic insects, such as midges and mayflies, which are important food for fish, birds and other animals.
Communiqué - 24 novembre 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Pesticides
Did you know that atrazine, a harmful pesticide that has been banned throughout the European Union for over a decade, is still widely used in Canada? The horror story has lasted too long! 
Actualité - 18 octobre 2016 - Tag : Organization, Pesticides, Petition
Ottawa, May 31, 2016 - A report released today by Canada’s Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Office of the Auditor General, reveals Health Canada is failing to protect Canadians from exposure to toxic chemicals in everyday products such as children’s toys, household cleaning products, electronics, including cosmetics.
Communiqué - 31 mai 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Pesticides
Following a legal challenge by Équiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation in 2013, the Federal Court has issued a ruling that will force the Canadian government to conduct a special review of any pesticide that European countries have banned for health or environmental reasons, including more than 350 pesticides containing active ingredients that are banned in Europe and still...
Actualité - 31 mai 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Dangers of pesticides, Pesticides
Montreal, may 20, 2016 – The Federal Court issued a ruling yesterday that will force the Canadian government to conduct a special review of any pesticide that European countries have banned for health and environmental impacts, including more than 350 pesticide products that are banned in Europe and still used in Canada.
Communiqué - 20 mai 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Pesticides
On April 21, Équiterre and its partners organized in Montreal a symposium on the alternatives to systemic pesticides, particularly neonicotinoids.
Actualité - 29 avril 2016 - Tag : Alternatives to pesticides, Pesticides, Purchasing
Équiterre is launching a petition to ban atrazine, a synthetic herbicide banned in Europe over a decade ago, but still used and approved in Canada despite its many harmful effects on living organisms and the environment.
Actualité - 15 mars 2016 - Tag : Pesticides, Pesticides
Montreal, November 22, 2015 – Équiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation welcome the Quebec government’s decision to regulate the use of the most hazardous pesticides, including atrazine and neonicotinoids. The Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, Mr. David Heurtel, announced today at a press conference that he...
Communiqué - 22 novembre 2015 - Tag : Pesticides, Pesticides