May 22nd Deadline for Commenting on Ontario Pesticide Law

The legislation to ban cosmetic pesticides in Ontario has been tabled. Now the Government of Ontario is taking comments on the proposed law. The public has until May 22nd to submit comments.

Here are four comments the David Suzuki Foundation suggests:

1) Overall, I strongly support the ban on lawn pesticide use and sales.

2) Please let cities and towns pass bylaws that are even more health-protective than the provincial ban.

3) Please ensure pesticides are permitted only when necessary to protect public health. They should not, for example, be allowed on golf courses.

4) Please develop an efficient process for adding new pesticides to the list of prohibited products.

Please make your voice heard.

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One thought on “May 22nd Deadline for Commenting on Ontario Pesticide Law

  • 1) Overall, I strongly support the ban on lawn pesticide use and sales.

    2) Please let cities and towns pass bylaws that are even more health-protective than the provincial ban.

    3) Please ensure pesticides are permitted only when necessary to protect public health. They should not, for example, be allowed on golf courses.

    4) Please develop an efficient process for adding new pesticides to the list of prohibited products.

    Also, I’d like to know why I saw a sign saying pesticides were in use at a gas station/rest stop off the 401, between Toronto and Kingston in August 2008. At the time, I didn’t realize this was illegal. It might even have been a Petro Can gas station.

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