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1st Court Challenge of Glyphosate in Canada

SUMMARY OF HEALTH CANADA COURT CASE: GLYPHOSATE

  • Health Canada in April 2017 approved the registration for glyphosate use in Canada until 2032 or later.
  • Safe Food Matters and 7 other groups filed notices of objection in late June 2017.
  • In January 2019, Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) under Health Canada rejected all the objections.
  • SFM and our President, Mary Lou McDonald, decided to take the last legal step possible: asking the Federal Court to review the legal basis for the rejections.
  • Mary Lou is a retired lawyer. She drafted and filed the notice of application in February 2019.
  • But she is not a court lawyer, so we hired Andrea Gonsalves of Stockwoods LLP, a vegan who is passionate about the case. They have kindly agreed on a “not to exceed”.
  • The goal is an independent review of the basis for the registration of glyphosate, which could lead to a full or partial ban.
  • At this time, legal arguments are being written.
  • The case will be heard at the end of 2019 or early 2020.
  • We are the only ones taking this legal step in Canada.
  • Canada’s registration process is ahead of that in the US, so the case is important.
  • Funding for the case is being fronted by Mary Lou, and covered by donations and a GoFundMe campaign.
  • Please support us at  Go Fund Me Taking Health Canada to Court over Glyphosate

 Visit  Safefoodmatters.org for more info on Glyphosate .

Fundraiser by Lou McDonald : HELP FIGHT HEALTH CANADA IN COURT: GLYPHOSATE

I’m Mary Lou McDonald, president of  Safe Food Matters, and I’m here to tell you that we are TAKING HEALTH CANADA TO COURT over GLYPHOSATE (the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller).  I’m also here to ask for your help!

Source: Fundraiser by Lou McDonald : HELP FIGHT HEALTH CANADA IN COURT: GLYPHOSATE