May 282018
 

CLOSELY RELATED:  2011-05-11   Revolution, song and youtube by Coco Love Alcorn (Canadian)   My friend who has learning disabilities  likes “Les Miserables”,  the musical.  She has seen it, and played it many times over.  Auditory memory serves her quite well.  Internet searches are aided by spell check.  Today, she left a phone message: Just to […]

May 192018
 
2018-04-12  (updated 04-16)   Lawsuit blaming pesticides for bee deaths will go ahead, CP   (neonics, imidacloprid, PMRA)

RELATED:    2018-05-19   Summary, NO, Health Canada DID NOT de-register the neonic imidacloprid Lawsuit blaming pesticides for bee deaths will go ahead Environmental groups say lawsuit will proceed to full hearing after appeal failed The Canadian Press A lawsuit that blames pesticides for the collapse of bee populations will go ahead following a Federal Court ruling […]

May 192018
 

I explained to my NDP MP that he has been misled by old information,  re the PMRA and the withdrawal of imidacloprid (a “neonic” – bee killer). GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS RESPONSIBLE:   PMRA = Pest Management Regulatory Agency, Health Canada. Director of the PMRA – Richard Aucoin. Deputy Minister, Health – Simon Kennedy,  his bio  Minister […]

May 182018
 

(Gord Johns is my MP (NDP )) NOTE   I didn’t include this:    2018-04-12  Lawsuit blaming pesticides for bee deaths will go ahead, CP (neonics, imidacloprid, PMRA) RELATED:   Summary, NO, Health Canada DID NOT decide to de-register one of the chemicals linked to death of bees and song birds (the neonic “imidacloprid”)   […]

May 172018
 

—–Original Message—– From: Sandra Finley I submitted the following letter to the Standing Committee on Health.  Newcomers may be interested in what happened to the Childhood Cancer Surveillance Program at Health Canada (old-timers received the info earlier).  It still troubles me greatly. ===================================   TO:  Members of the Standing Committee on Health:   The Chair […]

May 172018
 

Seattle Joins the Growing List of Cities To Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides (Beyond Pesticides, September 29, 2014) Last week, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to prohibit the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on land owned or maintained by the city. Neonicotinoid insecticides have been linked to colony collapse disorder (CCD) and declining bee health that has […]

May 172018
 

From: Gord.Johns   (my MP) Sent: May 16, 2018 Subject: RE: Canada should ban bee-killing neonics in 2018! Dear Sandra, Thank you for taking the time to write to us about the decision made by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) regarding the use of the neonicotinoid pesticide imidacloprid. Like you, the NDP wants decisions to […]

May 172018
 
2018-03-09   Study says neonicotinoid ban not the answer, Western Producer

By Robin Booker A study into the presence of neonicotinoids in Canadian waterways suggests a ban or restriction of neonicotinoid seed treatments is not necessary. | File photo A study into the presence of neonicotinoids in Canadian waterways suggests a ban or restriction of neonicotinoid seed treatments is not necessary. The Environmental Monitoring Working Group […]

May 172018
 

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/consumer-product-safety/reports-publications/pesticides-pest-management/fact-sheets-other-resources/update-neonicotinoid-pesticides.html Note:  During the public consultation for imidacloprid, approximately 46,000 comments were received. Update on the Neonicotinoid Pesticides 19 December 2017 PDF Version – 125 K Introduction This document provides a progress report on Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s (PMRA) ongoing assessments of the neonicotinoid insecticides (last update on the Neonicotinoid Pesticides, 2017). The […]

May 172018
 
2017-11-13  Neonics linked to songbird deaths, Western Producer

By Robert Arnason Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have found that canola seed coated with imidacloprid, a type of neonicotinoid, can be toxic to songbirds. | File photo Scientists have conducted dozens of studies on neonicotinoid seed treatments and the potential impact on bee health. Now, researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have found […]