Meeting with the Jason Hale, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation

ASBPC Meeting November 7, 2022: delegation DM Jason Hale and ADM John Conrad. The ASBPC held their annual organizational meeting and met with the newly appointed Deputy Minister (DM) Jason Hale, and longstanding ASB supporter Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) John Conrad at the Edmonton Convention Centre on the first day of the RMA 2023 Fall …

Ongoing changes at the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA)

Resolution 3-21, Resolution 4-21, Resolution 1-19, "The Health Canada¬†Pest Management Regulatory Agency¬†(PMRA) is responsible for pesticide regulation in Canada. Created in 1995, this branch of Health Canada consolidates the resources and responsibilities for pest management regulation." Canada.ca.../PMRA PMRA operates under the Pest Control Products Act, Health Canada to register and reevaluate pesticides, and promote sustainable …

Strychnine the Underlying Issues

Strychnine resolutions, some things to consider... The case for removing registration for Richardson Ground Squirrel (RGS) control with strychnine is pretty solid. The right people were included in the discussion, and research paid for by our local industry/interest groups was commissioned specifically to inform the decision. So where do we go from here? RGS infestations …