Save Ontario's bees:  ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides
  • Petitioning Premier Kathleen Wynne

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Premier Kathleen Wynne

Save Ontario's bees: ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

    1. Petition by

      The Ontario Beekeepers' Association

Ontario’s bees are dying in massive numbers due to the pervasive use of neonicotinoid pesticides on our agricultural field crops. Fully a third of our food relies on pollinators: without bees, Ontario’s food supply could be in serious trouble. Further, these chemicals leach into soils, groundwater and waterways, and can persist for years, killing not only bees, but other pollinators, aquatic insects, amphibians and birds.

We already have sufficient evidence to prove that neonicotinoid pesticides are killing our bees. Canada’s Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency has confirmed that last year’s widespread bee deaths in Ontario were caused by neonicotinoid pesticides. As well, dozens of independent, peer reviewed scientific research studies have concluded that these pesticides pose a significant threat to bees and other wildlife. Furthermore, science and experience has shown that neonicotinoids don’t really increase agricultural yield in the long run.

Join Ontario’s beekeepers and their agricultural, environmental and scientific partners in urging Premier Wynne to ban neonicotinoid pesticides in time for the 2014 planting season.

Ontario’s bees are in unprecedented peril. In the past two years alone, Ontario has seen a 35% decline in honey bees. The time for urgent, precautionary action is now.

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For information on the science behind our position: OBA BeeCause

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    • William Pawlowsky LACINE, CANADA
      • about 15 hours ago

      Why wouldn't it BEE! Wake up we need these lovely little polinators!

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    • Marge Skinner ANCASTER, ON, CANADA
      • about 23 hours ago

      Without bees, quite simply mankind will not survive. Get rid of GMO's and chemicals. We must have the discipline to get back to sustainable living.

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    • Barb Murle TORONTO, CANADA
      • 1 day ago

      Believe in the cause!

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    • Leanne Rhem PICTON, CANADA
      • 1 day ago

      We've got to protect the bees for our future.

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    • Marina Sjoblom AURORA, CANADA
      • 1 day ago

      Geography student at Wilfrid Laurier University

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