Québec Pesticide Strategy 2015-2018
Updated: August 2019
Pesticides exert pressure on the environment and have proven risks for public health and for farmers, pollinators and the environment, hence the need for the government to control their sales and use.
After 25 years of responsible pesticide management action, Québec has made a lot of progress, banning some 20 pesticides for lawn maintenance and requiring that all users obtain certification.
However, there is a noticeable increase in sales of some herbicides in urban environments and the regular presence of pesticides in watercourses sampled in Québec agricultural environments. In order to reduce even more the risks associated with the use of pesticides in Québec, the Ministère will implement a framework for encouraging best practices when using pesticides.
This is why the Québec Pesticide Strategy 2015-2018 (French, PDF, 5 MB) envisages tightening the conditions applicable to the use of pesticides and implementing action aimed at strengthening user accountability.
The Strategy seeks to protect:
Salient points of the Strategy:
Concrete action for optimizing pesticide management:
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