October 2014



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The Future of Hazardous Products Regulations  

The Department of Health has proposed to repeal the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) as well as other regulations and implement the Globally Harmonized Standard of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) through a new set of regulations known as the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR).  The government is proposing the revision to align Canada with important trading partners, especially the US, to recoup costs now wasted on relabeling import and export chemicals. 

Though consultations are not complete, it is very likely GHS will be implemented by other regulatory agencies.  These include Transport Canada for the Transport of Dangerous Goods, and Health Canada for Consumer Chemical Products and Pest Control Products.  CPMA will follow these developments on GHS implementation closely to keep you up-to-date on how it will affect the pest management products you use everyday.

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Save the Date for Pest Management Canada 2015


Pest Management Canada 2015 will be held March 19-21 at the Westin Calgary in Alberta. To make your hotel reservations, call 800-228-3000 by February 16 to receive the discounted rate of $199. Registration coming soon. Click here for details. 


Ontario Watchdog Wants Province to Act on Pesticides Linked to Bee Deaths
CBC News, October 7, 2014 (Ontario) 

Ontario's environmental watchdog is recommending the province act on its own to restrict the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in 2015 if a federal initiative now under way proves ineffective. Read more...


Bee-Killing Pesticides Bigger Threat Than DDT 
Toronto Sun, October 7, 2014 (Toronto) 

Bee-killing pesticides used for Ontario crops pose a massive threat to the province's environment - bigger even than the infamous and banned DDT, Ontario environmental commissioner Gord Miller says.


Click here to read the full article.
Click here to visit PollinatorHealth.org, NPMA's new website designed to serve as a comprehensive resource for consumers, media, educators and pest control professionals to better understand pollinator health, the issues that threaten pollinators and the importance of protecting them.  


Terminix Expands Canadian Footprint into New Province  

Terminix recently announced it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Groupe Cameron, a Quebec, Canada-based company. Read more... 


36th Annual 2014 AQGP Conference

Join the Association Qu�b�coise de la Gestion Parasitaire (AQGP) for their 36th Annual Conference on November 14-15, 2014 in the beautiful region of Quebec at the Levis Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Four Points by Sheraton Levis (CCEL).


Visit AQPG's website for more information.   


Save the Date for the 2015 SPMAO Annual Conference 


Save the date! The 2015 SPMAO Annual Conference will be held on January 21-22, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn Vaughan. Stay tuned for more details.

Click here to view sponsorship opportunities. 


PestWorld 2014 is Right Around the Corner! Have you Downloaded the App? 


It's here! The mobile app created just for PestWorld 2014 is now live. Download it for free to your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Once installed, you will have instant access to awesome features, like:

  • The full event schedule and customizable agenda
  • Detailed info about speakers and exhibitors
  • Social sharing with other attendees
  • Notifications of important updates
  • And more!
Ready to get started? To download you can click here from your device, use the provided QR code, or search for "NPMA Events" in the iTunes store or Play store. Questions? Contact us at  [email protected].
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