It is now very clear that neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics) have devastating effects on our ecosystems. On top of killing bees, independent studies have shown that these pesticides affect other insects, worms, and even certain birds.
Health Canada is currently reevaluating the risks of many neonics. That being said, banning these pesticides is a lengthy process that could take years. We need to ban neonics right now.
The European Union has imposed a moratorium on the use of certain neonics in 2013. France is banning all types of neonics starting in the fall of 2018. It’s our turn to act.
The ban of neonicotinoids can’t wait any longer. By signing this petition, we’re putting pressure on the governement so that they can act now.