Tue, Sep 30, 2008


It’s hard to believe, but the Harper government, dedicated to ever greater integration of Canada into the US, wants to “harmonize” the types and levels of pesticide residue allowed on fruits and vegetables and in dairy products with those of the US and Mexico.

It’s part of plans being made behind closed doors to streamline Canadian standards with often lower U.S. standards, instead of improving our standards to those adopted by the European Union.

Our government apparently sees regulations to protect public health as a “free trade irritant.”

And pesticides are just the beginning. Some 300 regulatory regimes are going through the same race-to-the-bottom process under the auspices of the Security and Prosperity Partnership – so-called “deep integration” – signed by Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.

Please take 60 seconds to send a message to Prime Minister Harper right now urging him to put the health of people and the environment first. You can make a difference

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