Pest Control Products Act

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.

Title:Failure to address the cumulative effects of organophosphates under the Pest Control Products Act

Letter to Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor Minister of Health from Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, David Suzuki Foundation, Environmental Defence, Canadian Environmental Law Association, Ecojustice, and Équiterre

Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:3
Date authored:February 20, 2019
Author/s:Randall McQuaker, Muhannad Malas, Kathleen Cooper, Laura Bowman, Annie Bérubé
Author Organization:Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, David Suzuki Foundation, Environmental Defence, Canadian Environmental Law Association, Ecojustice, and Équiterre
Title:Proposed Cumulative Risk Assessment Framework

Re Consultation on PRO2017-01

Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:7
Date authored:April 14, 2017
Author/s:Lisa Gue, Nadine Bachand, Kathleen Cooper, Elaine MacDonald, Muhannad Malas, Kim Perrotta, Meg Sears
Author Organization:David Suzuki Foundation, Equiterre, Canadian Environmental Law Association, Ecojustice, Environmental Defence, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Prevent Cancer Now
Title:Proposed Approach to Special Reviews – Consultation Document

(Response to Re-evaluation Note REV2013-18)

Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:3
Date authored:January 28, 2014
Publication number:976
Author/s:Kathleen Cooper
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) New Approach to Re-evaluation - response to consultation
Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:4
Date authored:March 2, 2011
Publication number:776
Author/s:Kathleen Cooper
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association

Urban versus Agricultural: Pinning Down the Numbers on Pesticide Use

Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 1 - 2, January - June 2002

Ban on Cosmetic Pesticides is Overdue

Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 3 - 4, July - December 2002

Pesticide Applicators Failed 70% of Inspections in 2001

Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 1 - 2, January - June 2002

 

Title:Case Study #2: Regulating Pesticides to Protect Children's Health (Environmental Standard Setting and Children's Health)
Resource Type:Book Chapter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:82
Date authored:May 25, 2000
Author/s:Kathleen Cooper, Loren Vanderlinden, Theresa McClenaghan, Karyn Keenan, Kapil Khatter, Paul Muldoon, Alan Abelsohn
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association, Ontario College of Family Physicians Environmental Health Committee

 

Title:Letter to David Anderson, Minister of Environment, Regarding Notice of Objection Concerning Amendment to Schedule 2 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act ("equivalency" of the Pest Control Products Act)
Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:2
Date authored:April 11, 2001
Author/s:Paul Muldoonn, Arlin Hackman, Theresa McClenaghan
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association, World Wildlife Fund Canada

 

Title:Notice of Objection under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act
Resource Type:Legal Submissions
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:6
Date authored:April 11, 2001
Author/s:Paul Muldoon, Theresa McClenaghan
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
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