Health Canada proposes stronger rules regarding the importation of pesticides for personal use

Health Canada is concerned about the dangers of unregistered pesticides being brought into Canada. Unregistered pesticides brought in from other countries have not been assessed for safety by the Department, and may not be labelled or packaged properly for safe use in Canada.

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Proposed changes to the Personal Use Import Exemption in the Pest Control Products Regulations

Pesticides are registered in Canada only after a rigorous scientific evaluation determines that no harm to human health or the environment will result from exposure or use. Under the current Pest Control Products Act (PCPA), it is prohibited to manufacture, possess, handle, store, transport, import, distribute or use a pest control product (pesticide) that is not registered under the PCPA.

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Statement from Health Canada on the Testing of Cannabis for Medical Purposes for Unauthorized Pest Control Products

OTTAWA – Recently, two licensed producers of cannabis for medical purposes undertook voluntary recalls of cannabis products that contained low levels of prohibited pest control products (myclobutanil/bifenazate/pyrethrins). Under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), licensed producers are permitted to use only the 13 pest control products that are currently approved for use on cannabis under the Pest Control Products Act (PCPA).

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Heart Month

February is Heart Month, a time to bring attention to the importance of cardiovascular health, and what we can to reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Statement from the Minister of Health – Health Canada Authorizes Three New Supervised Consumption Sites in Montreal

The Government of Canada is committed to doing its part to address the public health crisis related to opioid overdoses and deaths across the country. Our approach must be comprehensive, collaborative, compassionate and evidence-based.

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Technical Briefing on the Authorization of Three New Supervised Consumption Sites in Montreal

Health Canada will hold a media technical briefing by teleconference and will be available to answer questions from the media following a statement.

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Randomized selection intake management process for sponsors of parents and grandparents

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Appeals at the Refugee Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

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Health Canada and Canadian Cancer Society launch renewed Break It Off campaign

Tobacco use and smoking rates in Canada are some of the lowest they have ever been; however, studies show that youth and young adults continue to smoke.

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