• Thompson Watershed Coalition v. Deputy Administrator, Pesticide Control Act

    Decision Date:
    File Numbers:
    Decision Numbers:
    Third Party:
    Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Permit Holder


    Decision Date: April 22, 1993

    Panel: Linda Michaluk, Dr. Elizabeth Keay, Christine Mayall

    An appeal against the issuance of Pesticide Use Permit 139-043-93/95 authorizing use of Sodium Monofluoroacetate (Compound 1080) for reactive control of coyotes and wolves.

    The grounds for appeal addressed such issues as notification, risk, registration, lack of information on the full formulation and inadequate consideration of alternative methods. The Panel found there was no evidence presented to show that exercise of the permit would result in an unreasonable adverse environmental impact and denied the appeal. The Panel also found the permit should be amended to reflect the historical need and use and so reduced the number of baits allowed per calendar year.