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Environmental Law Alert Blog

Through our Environmental Law Alert blog, West Coast keeps you up to date on the latest developments and issues in environmental law. This includes:

  • proposed changes to the law that will weaken, or strengthen, environmental protection;
  • stories and situations where existing environmental laws are failing to protect the environment; and
  • emerging legal strategies that could be used to protect our environment.

If you have an environmental story that we should hear about, please e-mail Andrew Gage. We welcome your comments on any of the posts to this blog – but please keep in mind our policies on comments.

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February 23, 2011

With the federal government’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) currently examining how it re-evaluates pesticides, it’s worth noting that at least one re-evaluation of a pesticide did not go as quickly as expected. 

February 23, 2011

Health Canada – through the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) – is supposed to approve every pesticide used in Canada before it’s sold or used in Canada.  While the PMRA itself cautions against claims that the pesticides it approves are safe, proponents of pes

April 14, 2010

If you live in Richmond then, from today (April 15th) until June 30th, you may see planes flying overhead, spraying you with a pesticide, known as Foray 48B, to attack Gypsy Moths that might be hiding in your backyard.  Foray 48B contains a naturally occurring bacter

January 3, 2010

A Residential Tenancy Branch decision, released on December 28th, 2009, has ordered a New Westminster landlord to pay $11,950 to the residents of two apartments for illegally spraying pesticides in their apartment building.