The introduction and spread of invasive alien species is affecting Canada’s environment, economy and society, including human health. The current threats posed by existing and potentially invasive alien species are significant and growing at an alarming rate. It is essential for Canada to address invasive alien species. Canada needs to take measures to protect and conserve natural resources, associated industries, as well as the health of wildlife and humans.
— An Invasive Alien Species Strategy for Canada, September 2004