Conservation Council welcomes Health Canada’s phase out of bee-killing pesticides, but says immediate ban most prudent approach

Attention News Editors:  Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to the federal government’s announcement on phasing out neonicotinoids. She is available for interviews. “This is a major victory for protecting … [Read more...]

No longer any doubt neonics are killing bees, birds and more: scientists

A group of international scientists gathered in Ottawa today to say there is no longer any doubt that common neonicotinoid pesticides are killing bees. The scientists with the International Union for Conservation of Nature released an update to … [Read more...]

Neonics and other risky pesticides kept on market too long: federal watchdog

A new audit from the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development has revealed that the agency responsible for managing pesticide use in Canada is taking years to ban products that are known to harm people and the … [Read more...]

Report from court: illegal aquaculture pesticide case

There has been a shadow hanging over Canada's largest salmon farming company since lobsters were found dead near Bay of Fundy salmon farms in 2009. A subsequent investigation by Environment Canada found that these lobsters had been killed by … [Read more...]