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No one can prove pesticides are 'safe'
CELA and Ecojustice Recommendation
 Proposed Pesticides Legislation and Next Steps
Pre-emptive legislation
Bill 64 - first and second reading
Articles - new proposed legislation
 McGuinty to announce province-wide ban on pesticides
April 14 - Stratford passes by-law 10 to 1
An Analysis of Quebec’s Pesticides Management Code and Recommendations for Effective Provincial Policy
Debunking Industry Opposition to a Province-wide Ban on Lawn and Garden Pesticides (Critique; Fact Sheet)

Coalition of Health & Environmental Organizations

Coalition Press Release

Lawn revolution under way in Canada

Provincial ban by spring 2008

Kingston approves pesticide bylaw

Russell adopts a pesticide bylaw

McGuinty promises ban on pesticides

St Catherines passes a pesticide bylaw

Burlington will have a bylaw by Jan/09

Landscaping business has grown

Hamilton passes a pesticide bylaw

Organic Landscape Alliance conference Oct 24

 Nipigon votes unanimously for a bylaw

 Markham approves bylaw unanimously

Acute Pesticide Poisonings in Canada

Guelph bans urban use of pesticides

S-E-L passes  excellent by-law

Collingwood adopts pesticide by-law

   Oakville passes anti-pesticide by-law 10 to 3

Submission on Ontario's Proposed Clean Water Act Read PFO's submission  to the Ontario Ministry of Environment regarding Bill 43 – the proposed Clean Water Act, 2005

Coalition of Health & Environmental Organizations

Lawn revolution under way in Canada

 Provincial ban by spring 2008

Kingston approves pesticide bylaw

Russell adopts a pesticide bylaw

McGuinty promises ban on pesticides

St Catherines passes a pesticide bylaw

Burlington will have a bylaw by Jan/09

Landscaping business has grown

Hamilton passes a pesticide bylaw

Organic Landscape Alliance conference Oct 24

 Nipigon votes unanimously for a bylaw

 Markham approves bylaw unanimously

Acute Pesticide Poisonings in Canada

Guelph bans urban use of pesticides

S-E-L passes  excellent by-law

Collingwood adopts pesticide by-law

   Oakville passes anti-pesticide by-law 10 to 3

Submission on Ontario's Proposed Clean Water Act

Clean Water Act, 2005

McGuinty's excellent environmental platform

McGuinty plans ban on pesticides
Medical Officer - Cosmetic  Pesticides
Danish lessons on pesticides
Ontario wants same protection as Quebec
Oakville bans cosmetic use of pesticides
Pesticides move behind counter - P.E.I
Are weed-killers turning frogs into hermaphrodites?
Green-friendly Alternatives to Lawns
MPP Survey
Gananoque bans urban pesticide use
Georgina bans cosmetic pesticide
Newmarket bans pesticide use on lawns
London bans the use of pesticides
61 banned pesticides widely used in Canada
Altered breast tissue development
Response to Pest Control Canada
Excellent link, water efficient gardens
2,4-D — is "persuasively linked" to cancer
 Majority supports a Bylaw in Ontario

Markham Residents Support Pesticide Bylaw

 Croplife Appeal Dismissed AGAIN
 Pesticides affecting male population
Canadian Cancer Society Speaks Out

 Doctors Confirm Pesticide Danger OCFP

 2,4 D poses an unacceptable risk
Critique of PMRA Re-evaluation

 Critique of PMRA Re-evaluation

Pesticides Used in Our Communities -
Human Health and Environmental Impacts
Prepared by the Partnership For Pesticide Bylaws. 2002
Full report

Pesticide By-laws
Pesticide By-laws Websites section.

 
Pesticide-Free Walkabout
sponsored by
Pesticide Free Ontario
Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
(CAPE)

Junk Science

Toronto City Council
adoptes a by-law to restrict the use of lawn pesticides
Press release

Chlorpyrifos and Diazinon to be phased out.
For more than 30 years the pesticide industry has proclaimed that diazinon and chlorpyrifos have been safe for residential use. Residential use of these popular insecticides are being phased out. Chlorpyrifos has been phased out as of 2001 and Diazinon will be phased out by 2003.

Breaking the Law
Pesticide Advertising and Public Deception

This report examines cosmetic (lawn and garden) pesticide use in Ontario, public attitudes towards these products and services, and the standard of advertisements, websites and communications used by the industry to promote these products and services.

Full report

Pesticides represent an unacceptable risk to children
"The cumulative effects of being exposed to many different pesticides over a lifetime represent an unquantified and unacceptable risk to all Canadian children."

May 25, 2000, Ontario College of Family Physicians and CELA release the Children's Health Project.

Full report