Advisory Bodies

There are two Advisory Bodies that play important roles within the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). They provide strategic advice and recommendations on economic management, policies and other issues relating to federal pest management.

Consistent with Government principles of openness and transparency, meeting notes or reports are available upon request by contacting the Pest Management Information Service.

Economic Management Advisory Committee

The Economic Management Advisory Committee (EMAC) was established in April 1997 to advise the Executive Director of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) on specific ways to improve efficiency and cost effectiveness without compromising health or environmental protection and while maintaining industry competitiveness.

More information about EMAC:

Pest Management Advisory Council

The Pest Management Advisory Council (PMAC), established in November 1998, is a multi-stakeholder group that fosters communication and dialogue among stakeholders and with PMRA, and provides advice to the Minister of Health on policies and issues relating to the federal pest management regulatory system.

The next meeting will take place on April 7 and 8, 2021, via web participation. Observers must register with the Secretariat by March 24, 2021.

For information about PMAC:

Lindane Board of Review

Following a request to the Minister of Health, an independent review board has been established to conduct a hearing concerning decisions made by the Minister of Health through the PMRA on February 11, 2002 and February 21, 2002 to suspend or refuse to amend the registration of pest control products containing lindane.

These decisions were made following the completion of an assessment of lindane by the PMRA that identified concerns regarding the adequacy of margins of exposure for workers during seed treatment and handling of treated seed both on-farm and in commercial seed treatment facilities.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Review Board counsel at:

Gerry H. Stobo
Review Board Counsel
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

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