Legislative/Policy Framework

Overview of Regulatory Responsibilities:

All orders of government (federal, provincial and municipal) are responsible for their use of pesticides and all are regulators of pesticides in varying capacities. Please note the broad range of activities carried out in the delivery of pest management makes it impossible for us to cover all the regulations that can apply in every situation. As a pest management manager, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are knowledgeable about the environmental regulations that apply to the specific activities and functions carried out by your facility and, as environmental law is constantly evolving, stay current on changes to the legislation. »» see overview

Policy, Guidelines & Reports:

•Report of the Standing Committee on Environment & Sustainable Development
-Federal committee study on the management and use of pesticides in Canada
– Federal Government Response to the Report

• Healthy Lawns Strategy
-Federal/Provincial plan to reduce reliance on pesticide use for lawn care

• Pollution Prevention-A Federal Strategy for Action
-Federal action plan that emphasizes the need for individuals, companies, communities and governments to make pollution prevention a part of our everyday activities and decisions

•Brief to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health reviewing Bill C-53, PCPA
-Canadian Environmental Law Association, May 1, 2002.

•Brief to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health reviewing Bill C-53, PCPA
-World Wildlife Fund Canada, May 1, 2002.