CropLife Canada appoints new president

OTTAWA – Pierre Petelle has been appointed president and CEO for CropLife Canada, the trade association representing the developers, manufacturers and distributors of pesticides and plant biotechnology innovations. “The board of directors is unanimous in its enthusiasm for having Pierre lead CropLife Canada. Pierre has consistently demonstrated professionalism, integrity and a commitment to doing what […]

CropLife Canada begins search for new president and CEO

January 5, 2017, Ottawa – CropLife Canada, the trade association representing Canada’s plant science industry, will begin its search for a new president and CEO following the resignation of Ted Menzies. Menzies, who has led the organization since January 2014, resigned in light of a serious health problem identified in late December. Pierre Petelle, CropLife Canada’s […]

Lt.-Gen. Romeo Dallaire and Clara Hughes to speak at GrowCanada conference

December 1, 2015, Calgary, AB – Lt.-Gen. the Hon. Roméo Dallaire (Ret’d) and six-time Olympic medalist Clara Hughes will be highlight speakers at the GrowCanada conference, the premier agriculture event of the year. Over the course of the two-day conference, various speakers will explore the theme Agriculture Beyond Borders – how Canadian agriculture continues to […]

CropLife Canada supports Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

CropLife Canada is pleased that the negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have been successfully concluded, and believes that this historic trade agreement will have a very positive impact on the future growth and success of Canada’s plant sciences sector. “Canadian agriculture depends on access to global markets,” said Dennis Prouse, Vice President, Government Affairs […]

Neonic regulations come with a $660 million price tag for Ontarians

Ottawa, ON – May 11, 2015 – Ontario farmers will not be the only ones who will be impacted by a ban on neonics, a study by RIAS Inc., an Ottawa-based leader in regulatory impact analysis, shows. “Ontario citizens are already saddled with hundreds of billions of dollars of debt and a $10.5 billion deficit. […]

CropLife Canada statement re: proposed regulations on neonics in Ontario

CropLife Canada is disappointed by the Ontario government’s actions and believes that they are setting a dangerous precedent by allowing special interest groups with no knowledge of agriculture to drive public policy. “While the government calls this an aspirational target, we call it a ban,” says Ted Menzies, president and CEO of the trade association. […]