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The Canadian Code of Advertising Standards


Truth. Fairness. Accuracy.

The Canadian Code of Advertising Standards (Code) sets the criteria for acceptable advertising in Canada.

Created by the advertising industry in 1963 to promote the professional practice of advertising, the Code is the cornerstone of advertising self-regulation in Canada.

Administered by ASC, the Code is regularly updated to ensure it is current and contemporary – keeping pace with consumer and societal expectations. It contains 14 clauses that set the criteria for acceptable advertising that is truthful, fair and accurate. These clauses form the basis for the review of consumer and special interest group complaints, and trade disputes.

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Stand Up to The #Bullying | Ontario Grain Farmers Rely On Neonicotoinoids |Protecting Pollinators

  • Grain Farmers of Ontario is extremely disappointed with the Ontario government’s announcement to reduce neonicotinoid seed treatment on corn and soybeans by 80%.
  • Despite reductions of bee mortalities by 70% in 2014 and over 90% compliance by farmers of the new fluency agent across Ontario – the installation of planter deflectors by some farmers and the adherence to pollinator BMPs – the government has let politics trump science and practicality.
  • The implementation of this near-ban has not been thought-out. The implications will have serious negative impacts on farmers and the public, both environmentally and economically.
  • An 80% reduction will result in winners and losers in the farm community. This regulation will put grain farmers at aserious competitive disadvantage both domestically and internationally.
  • Loss of neonicotinoid seed treatments will significantly reduce the number of acres of conservation tillage and zero-till farming in Ontario because farmers will no longer be able to control the insects that thrive under these conditions.

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Ontario BeeKeepers Association Shut out of Consultations | Grain farmers hive off talks on bees | Norwich Gazette

Boycotting provincial discussion, growers to come up with their own recommendations at invitation-only session

By Debora Van Brenk, The London Free Press

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:31:19 EST PM

Boycotting provincial talks on how to protect bees from a controversial pesticide, Ontario grain farmers will hold their own talks instead, starting next week.

Beginning Monday, the Grain Farmers of Ontario will hold ­invitation-only sessions in Guelph to talk about neonicotinoids, which are applied as a seed coatings to most corn and soybeans planted in the province.

When the group is done, it will present its own recommendations to the province in the hope “that common sense will prevail,” said Barry Senft, who heads the GFO.

The province declared in late November it would have farmers reduce neonic use by 80% in a bid to reduce annual bee mortality to 15%, and would welcome input on how to achieve that by 2016.

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Landscape Ontario | Ground Maintenance Failure | RoundUp | Triple Strength IRON MAX | Illegal Pesticide USAGE

Very True and Unbelievable remarks in Landscape Ontario Grounds Maintenance Commodity Group Minutes.  Head of Landscape Ontario, Tony Digiovanni Listens to Ontario Pesticide Ban Failures.    

Weed Research Discussion
There was a discussion about weed control.  We have tried steam, clear and dark plastic, mulch.  These practices are not practical nor effective.  Roundup is the only solution that is practical.  On the turf end Iron Max at triple the rate works well as long as it used for fertilizer.  

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