Pest Control Products Act
Collection of materials about reforming federal pesticide law
Repeated calls were made throughout the 1990s for an overhaul of the Pest Control Products Act, the federal statute governing registration and use of pesticides in Canada. Reform began in the United States with changes to several laws, including the US Food and Drug Act of 1996. These changes were made largely due to increasing understanding of the greater exposure and vulnerability of children to pesticides. Canada followed suit during 2001 and 2002. The revised Pest Control Products Act incorporated a number of progressive reforms to ensure the protection of children and the application of a more precautionary approach to pesticide standard setting. The new law is expected to be proclaimed during 2004. CELA will be monitoring whether its implementation lives up to its promise.
The materials linked below include detailed and summary publications and media releases prepared by CELA during iterative stages of consultation on the Pest Control Products Act.