Neonicotinoid Pesticides

CELA's responses to "neonic" pesticide registration decisions and other regulatory actions to limit their use.

CELA responds to regulatory proposals to address the environmental risks from neonicotinoid pesticides, widely implicated in the decline of pollinators world-wide.

As well, CELA represented Sierra Club Canada Foundation in a Notice of Objection to the decision by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency to extend a conditional registration of four Clothianidin pesticide products, suspected of killing bees. The Notice of Objection (NOO) was filed in September of 2013 jointly with three other environmental organizations - the Suzuki Foundation, Équiterre, and the Wilderness Committte, represented by Ecojustice. Our NOO seeking an independent Board of Review of the Clothianidin decision was turned down. However, our work contributed to the federal government's decision in 2016 to discontinue to practice of conditional registrations for any new pesticide registrations.

Media Releases and Blogs

Nearly half a million concerned citizens call for immediate ban on bee-killing neonic pesticides in Canada
The European Union bans all outdoor uses of bee-harming neonic pesticides
Ottawa must reconsider proposal to continue major uses of bee-killing pesticides and ban all neonics: coalition
Science Under Siege at the Commons Agriculture Committee
House of Commons committee to open hearings on neonic pesticide with industry-biased panel
Guest Blog: Phase-in of Ontario's neonic regulation hits new milestone
Don't bee fooled: neonics are still toxic to honeybees
Ontario posts draft regulations on neonics – important first step to protect pollinators
97 per cent support Ontario’s plan to restrict bee-killing pesticides
More Than a Decade is Too Long to Wait for Action on Pesticides Suspected in Bee Deaths: Stop stalling, environmental groups tell Minister
A Tale of Two Regulatory Approaches: European Commission Ban on Neonicotinoid Pesticides Goes into Effect While in Canada Their Sale and Use Continues
Environmental groups demand Health Minister Rona Ambrose take action on bee-killing pesticide

Publications and Legal Submissions