The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) oversees pesticide regulation in Canada. The agency plays an important role in determining which pesticides are approved for use in Canada along with setting maximum residue limits (MRL).
The PMRA is currently undergoing a transformation process. Part of this process includes updating the Pest Control Products Act. In the summer of 2023, the PMRA announced proposed amendments to the Pest Control Products Regulations which involves topics such as species at risk, MRL, confidential test data and cumulative environmental risks.
Pesticides are a critical tool in managing pests on farm. KAP supports the science-based decision making of the PMRA and provided comments on the proposed amendments.