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Pest risk management options to expand the regulated area for box tree moth in Canada: Closed consultation

Current status: Closed

This consultation ran from January 11, 2024 to February 10, 2024.

About the consultation

Cydalima perspectalis, box tree moth, is a serious pest of Buxus spp. (boxwood). Box tree moth is a regulated pest in Canada. It is established in southern Ontario. In summer 2023, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed the presence of box tree moth on residential properties in  Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. This is the first time that established populations have been found outside of Ontario.

The CFIA is proposed to expand the regulated area to slow the human-assisted spread of box tree moth in Canada.

Who was the focus of this consultation

All groups or individuals that are interested in plant health, including:

All comments were welcome.

Key themes for discussion

The CFIA sought feedback on the 2 risk management proposals to regulate:

  1. the entire provinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, or
  2. Ontario and east provinces (recommended option)

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