OFA provides comments to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) regarding the discussion document, Further Strengthening Protection of Health and the Environment: Targeted Review of the Pest Control Products (PCP) Act. In Ontario, our farmers use many strategies to support the growth of our crops while being environmentally conscious. Pesticides are a vital tool that can be used to safely manage pests that can be harmful to the health and quality of a farmer’s crop. OFA encourages the harmonization between the Canadian and US system for evaluation and registration of pesticide products, ensuring that Canadian farmers remain competitive on the global stage. OFA made several recommendations in response to the discussion paper’s consultation questions. These comments involve further strengthening human health and the environment through modernized business processes governing pesticide reviews, improved transparency, and increased use of real-world data and independent advice in the pesticide regulatory process. OFA supports a pesticide regulatory system that is science-based, efficient, and transparent while protecting human health and the environment. Farmers must have timely access to new pest management products to remain competitive, and continue to provide safe, and sustainable food to Canada and the world.
Submissions & Correspondence
OFA submission to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency regarding the Pest Control Products Act
Updated: July 5, 2022