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Pest Control Products Act

Version of section 4 from 2002-12-31 to 2016-12-11:

Marginal note:Primary objective

  •  (1) In the administration of this Act, the Minister’s primary objective is to prevent unacceptable risks to people and the environment from the use of pest control products.

  • Marginal note:Ancillary objectives

    (2) Consistent with, and in furtherance of, the primary objective, the Minister shall

    • (a) support sustainable development designed to enable the needs of the present to be met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs;

    • (b) seek to minimize health and environmental risks posed by pest control products and encourage the development and implementation of innovative, sustainable pest management strategies by facilitating access to pest control products that pose lower risks and by other appropriate measures;

    • (c) encourage public awareness in relation to pest control products by informing the public, facilitating public access to relevant information and public participation in the decision-making process; and

    • (d) ensure that only those pest control products that are determined to be of acceptable value are approved for use in Canada.

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