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Under pressure to restrict the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, the Quebec government is developing initiatives to stop the decline of bees and other pollinators, according to weekly agricultural newspaper La Terre de chez nous. The Ministry of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change is to revise pesticide requirements and set further...
In November, the Ontario government became the first in North America to announce plans to reduce the use of neonicotinoids ("neonics"), a pesticide that has been linked to bee deaths.
Actualité - 29 novembre 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides
Equiterre and the Caisse d'économie solidaire Desjardins are pleased to announce the launch of the 7th edition of the Laure Waridel bursary. Once again, this year, a $10,000 prize will go to a student or recent graduate for a research, action and dissemination project in the field of the environment and social justice. 
Landmark review by independent scientists bolsters the case for a ban OTTAWA, June 25, 2014 — In light of a comprehensive review of the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides (“neonics”), environmental groups have renewed their call for federal and provincial governments to end the use of this class of chemicals in Canada.
Communiqué - 25 juin 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Dangers of pesticides, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides, Pesticides-free
More than a hundred of you answered our call to put together a wish list in honour of UN World Environment Day on June 5.   So, what would you like to see? More encouragement for local organic agriculture. More green space in your cities. Leaders who incorporate environmental issues into their vision of development. You sent us a lot of amazing wishes – thank you....
Four major environmental organizations have written to Health Minister Rona Ambrose asking her to stop stalling on taking action on pesticides suspected of killing bees, and that lack critical toxicity data.
Actualité - 28 mars 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Pesticides
In the fall, as the days shorten, and the cold weather descends upon us, we retreat indoors, where sometimes we have to contend with an upsurge in creepy crawlies, such as house centipedes or the multicolored Asian lady beetle, as well as other bugs that form a year-round threat, such as the dreaded bed bug, which, in recent decades, has enjoyed somewhat of a resurgence in...
Actualité - 13 novembre 2013 - Tag : Changing the world, One step at a time, Pesticides
The deadline for this edition is Saturday, November 30 at midnight.
Are you a student or recent graduate of a BA or MA program at a Quebec university? You could win up to $10,000 for your research, action and dissemination project.
Montreal, September 24, 2013 — Environmental groups want federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose to reconsider Health Canada’s decision to reapprove a pesticide — severely restricted in Europe — for use on fruits, potatoes and turf, and linked to massive bee die-offs in Canada.
Communiqué - 24 septembre 2013 - Tag : Advocacy, Bee die-offs, Clothianidin, Food production, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides, Pollinators