Rodenticide Regulation Changes

What is this engagement about?

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy is proposing changes to the Integrated Pest Management Regulation that will ban the widespread sale and use of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs).

SGARs are more powerful than the previous generation of rodenticides and increase the risk of the secondary poisoning of other animals who consume poisoned rodents.

On July 21, 2021, the ministry put an 18-month ban on the sale and use of SGARs in place while it reviewed the science and developed recommendations for future policy. The result is an intentions paper that outlines the proposed regulatory changes.

The proposed changes aim to reduce unnecessary pesticide use by promoting the use of an integrated pest management system and building on the requirements established under the temporary ban.

Consultation on the proposed changes was open until midnight on June 19, 2022.

To learn more about the proposed changes, see available webinars and related resources, and submit comments, visit the ministry’s website

How can my contribution make a difference?

The feedback received will help inform the final regulatory changes, which are expected to come into effect in early 2023. All responses will be compiled in a What We Heard report, expected to be released in fall 2022.

Details of the Engagement

Date: May 4, 2022 to June 20, 2022

Category: environment, land-animals

Status: Closed

Location: Province-wide

Type: Online, Written Submission