This class action is on behalf of Canadian beekeepers who assert that Canada negligently, or through abusive administrative action, denied them their lawful right to seek import permits for honeybee packages from the U.S. by abdicating its regulatory authority to a third-party industry group dominated by beekeepers that wanted to keep the border closed to U.S. packages. In so doing, Canada substituted political opinion for what the law required to be an evidence-based assessment of pest and disease risk, and enabled some beekeepers to profit from the denial of rights of others.
This class action is on behalf of:
All persons in Canada who keep or have kept more than 50 bee colonies at a time for commercial purposes since December 31, 2006.
If you are a class member, please call 1 800 216 3016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.