Will you tell Health Canada why we need to take this chance to save the bees?
Vancouver and Montreal have already voted to ban neonicotinoids, Ontario has regulated three neonics, and Quebec is considering stricter regulations on neonics. But a Canada-wide ban has never been on the table -- until now. This could turn all the hard, incremental work we’ve done together over the past few years into a giant leap forward.
Corporate lobbyists are fighting hard against against this. Bayer, the agro-chemical giant who invented the bee-killing poison, has already pledged to dispute the data behind the report. Which is why Health Canada needs to hear from all of us now.
Health Canada isn’t making it easy to comment, but that’s where we come in. We will send your comments directly to the desk of Health Minister Jane Philpott, who has promised to make a “science-based decision.” And we intend to hold her to that promise.
Send Min. Philpott a message now. Let’s save the bees in Canada.
The Globe and Mail. 23 November 2016.
CBC. 23 November 2016.