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May 2015 Bulletin

Toxic pesticide globally banned after unprecedented UN vote Delegates from more than 90 countries recently voted for a global ban on pentachlorophenol–a proven toxic pesticide and contaminant found in wildlife and human biomonitoring studies worldwide. Canada and the U.S. are the two

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April 2015 Bulletin

ACTION ALERT: Show your support for restricting neonic pesticides in Ontario May 7th is the deadline for responding to Ontario’s consultation on a regulation to restrict neonicotinoid (“neonics”) pesticides. CELA supports this regulation that will classify treated seeds as pesticides and aims to dramatically

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March 2015 Bulletin

Overwhelming public support for Ontario’s plan to restrict bee-killing pesticides; Ontario issues draft regulations Close to 50,000 comments from the public were submitted last month during the official consultation in response to Ontario’s pollinator health proposal to restrict bee-killing pesticides. Approximately 97

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February 2015 Bulletin

Re-introduction of Great Lakes Protection Act wins praise An alliance of environmental groups applauded the Ontario government’s proposed Great Lakes Protection Act, to be re-introduced this month at Queen’s Park. The proposed law aims to address some of the biggest problems

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January 2015 Bulletin

In lieu of a full neonics ban, Ontario’s Pollinator Health Plan a good first step CELA would prefer the Province to go further and ban the neonicotinoid pesticides implicated in widespread death of bees. For over a decade, neonics have

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December 2014 Bulletin

Ontario agrees to review water well regulation In December 2013, CELA filed an EBR Application for Review of Ontario Regulation 903 (Wells) and related provisions in the Ontario Water Resources Act. In December 2014, CELA was informed by the Ministry of the

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