Lyme Disease: Although it didn’t quite rank in the National Five, Lyme disease was identified as a regional priority for federal action by the Manitoba, Ontario, and Québec members of the NFHC. They are seeking increased outreach and awareness for this significant public health issue, and a commitment to have Health Canada approve the use, sale, and marketing of permethrin insect repellant and permethrin-treated clothing for the specific purpose of tick bite prevention.
Lead Alternatives: Working with and encouraging industry to develop and market non-lead alternatives for fishing tackle and ammunition that compete with lead-based products in price, availability, and effectiveness.
Migratory Birds: Making a funding investment that matches migratory bird hunting permit contributions. This investment would go directly back into migratory bird conservation and management actions.