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Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) of Health Canada and Imidacloprid - Request for Member Action

Dear members: 

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

We are asking for our members to voice their input. Please read the letter below and if you are in agreement, please sign, date it and email it to all of the contacts in the provided list below, copying only your respective MP and MLA. 

The deadline for submissions is March 23, 2017. 

Contact List

Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2016-20, imidacloprid Letter


For more information or questions, please contact Erin Gowriluk, Government Relations and Policy Manager at 403.291.7901 or


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