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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    • Gaby Saba NEWMARKET, CANADA
      • 3 days ago

      I am signing this because we need to stop killing off the population of bees.

      We need them to stop doing these horrible things.

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    • Nicolas Nasrallah OTTAWA, CANADA
      • 3 days ago

      I cannot believe there is a debate about this subject. The fact is that killing our pollinators will have an unprecedented ecological disaster. This should be a priority to the government they should listen to the people not the corporations. For years there were outcries that tobacco causes cancer and killing people but governments did not listen until it was too late. Do something about neocolonialist and stop feeding us chemicals. The Bees are the essence of life.

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    • Amanda Cooper PETERBOROUGH, CANADA
      • 4 days ago

      I care about sustaining all ecological systems that make living on this Earth such a blessing

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    • Celeste-Zurina Trottier MILTON, CANADA
      • 5 days ago

      SAVE THE BEES FFS

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    • joan Prowse GUELPH, CANADA
      • 5 days ago

      if this neonicotinoids, kills, bees (a living creature) what happens to me and my children (we are also living creatures) in the future?

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