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FINALLY, Health Canada has recognized that neonics pose significant harm to our environment and to numerous species... but is proposing to wait another 3-5 years to ban them in Canada ! This delay is unacceptable.
Actualité - 17 October 2018 - Tag : Dangers of pesticides, Purchasing, Toxic substances
ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, ECOJUSTICE, DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION, ÉQUITERRE, AND THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Environment minister’s commitment to consider changes to Canada’s toxics law is on the right track. Environmental and health groups urge Ottawa to act quickly to modernize the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.
Communiqué - 11 October 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, federal government, Toxic substances
This text was originally published in the Opinion section of the National Observer on June 19th 2017. Authors are
Actualité - 20 June 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Toxic substances
The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) is currently undergoing a review, almost two decades after it was last updated. CEPA is Canada’s overarching law governing the assessment and management of risks posed by chemical substances in products. 
Actualité - 8 June 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Toxic substances
The federal decision to declare triclosan toxic, but not to match the U.S. ban, could make Canada a potential dumping ground and leave Canadians exposed to the endocrine-disrupting chemical. The federal government plans to add triclosan to the list of toxic substances under Canadian law, but without matching U.S controls on the substance.
Actualité - 30 January 2017 - Tag : Pesticides, Toxic substances, Triclosan
An independent study from Sherbrooke, QC demonstrates for the first time the presence of pesticides from GMOs in the blood of women, including pregnant women and their fetuses. Toxins – even at a low concentration – can have a long-term effect.