June 1: Conditional Registrations of Pesticides to End
Health Canada plans to stop granting new conditional registrations of pesticides as of June 1, 2016. Pesticides are registered only after a scientific evaluation determines no harm to human health, future generations or the environment will result from exposure or use. Conditional registrations have been granted when the scientific review determines that the risks of a pesticide are acceptable but that additional confirmatory information is required. Unlike full registrations, conditional registrations don’t undergo a public consultation until the registration is amended, renewed or converted to a full registration.