Monday, 2 February 2015
Government by Neglect. Manitoba Plays "Ostrich" Over Neonicotinoids.
by Larry Powell
In the face of fierce, even ugly opposition from the head of "CropLife" Canada, Ted Menzies, the Government of Ontario is doing the right thing. Ontario's Liberal government has moved to restrict the use of "CropLife's" bee-killing insecticides known as neonicotinoids, or "neonics." The NDP government of Manitoba, on the other hand - one which often likes to cloak itself in a "green" mantle of environmentalism - is remaining silent. It has done nothing to curb their unlimited use. It doesn't even have the guts to admit it. Over two months ago, I emailed these two ministers (environment and agriculture, respectively), to ask if they may take action similar to Ontario's.
At the time of this posting, I've had no response!
Government by neglect!