Sierra Club Canada News

I received this media release from the Sierra Club Canada for all to read and share:

MEDIA RELEASE
September 3, 2014I have historic news. Today, we start to fight back.

This morning the Ontario Beekeepers launched a lawsuit against Bayer and Syngenta – the manufacturers of bee killing neonicotinoid pesticides.

These companies have raked in billions selling these pesticides in full knowledge of how lethal they are to bees.

So far we have looked to government and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency to enforce the law, but once I sat down with the head of the Agency and key staff in June it became clear to me that the PMRA is infused with inertia and has no sense of urgency.

So I introduced the beekeepers to Siskinds LLP, an Ontario law firm that specializes in class action law suits. It was time to get serious and go after the real villains — the companies profiting from the ecological mayhem.

The suit starting with two of the biggest beekeepers in Ontario was filed in Superior Court and will turn into a class action over the next few months as hundreds of beekeepers who have lost bees, hives and honey are expected to join the suit.

If you are or know a beekeeper who has suffered losses to neonicotinoid pesticides urge him or her to contact the Ontario Beekeepers Association and join the action. For More information CLICK HERE.

Please spread the word and consider donating to our #SaveTheBees campaign so we can continue to fuel this fire for ecological justice.

Sincerely,

John Bennett, National Program Director
Sierra Club Canada Foundation
1510-1 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B7
jb@sierraclub.ca
John on Twitter / Bennett Blog


CLICK HERE for more information on our #SaveTheBees campaign

 


Sierra Club Canada Foundation

1510-1 Nicholas St
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
Canada
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