|Sierra Club Canada, #SaveTheBees|
"This morning the Ontario Beekeepers launched a lawsuit against Bayer and Syngenta - the manufacturers of bee killing neonicotinoid pesticides.
"These companies have raked in billions selling these pesticides in full knowledge of how lethal they are to bees.
"So far we have looked to government and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency to enforce the law, but once I sat down with the head of the Agency and key staff in June it became clear to me that the PMRA is infused with inertia and has no sense of urgency.
"So I introduced the beekeepers to Siskinds LLP, an Ontario law firm that specializes in class action law suits. It was time to get serious and go after the real villains -- the companies profiting from the ecological mayhem.
"The suit starting with two of the biggest beekeepers in Ontario was filed in Superior Court and will turn into a class action over the next few months as hundreds of beekeepers who have lost bees, hives and honey are expected to join the suit."
|Brian Campbell, The Bee School (BC)|