New neonicotinoid regulations

NEW REGULATIONS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015

NEW REGULATIONS RESTRICTING the sale and use of neonicotinoid treated corn and soybean seeds in Ontario were passed Tuesday, June 9. They come into effect July 1, 2015. Grain Farmers of Ontario opposes these regulations which are unworkable for farmers and the grain industry and opposes the timelines for implementation which are impractical.

Farm organizations have not received technical briefings on the new regulations yet. The regulations are posted at http://www.ontario.ca/environment-and-energy/neonicotinoid-regulations. Farmers are advised to contact the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) if they have questions about the regulations.

Contact: Amy Leung
Senior Policy & Program Advisor
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Climate Change and Environmental Policy Division
Phone: (416) 314-6952

Additional Information:
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Strategic Policy Branch (416) 314-3372 •

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