The Canadian government is failing to adequately protect its citizens from toxic chemicals, according to a report released today by an advisory group to Prime Minister Jean Chretien. The report recommends that the government spend millions of dollars to analyze new and existing pesticides and other chemicals for risks, clarify which federal agencies are responsible for regulating the chemicals, and make public more information about how and where the chemicals are being used. The report says deep cuts in staffing and spending at health and environmental agencies have contributed to the current problems.