P.E.I.'s pesticide ban — which comes into effect April 1 — differs from legislation proposed in Nova Scotia, meaning a different set of lawn care products could be sold on either side of the Northumberland Strait.
P.E.I.'s banned list includes more than 240 products, many of which contain the chemical 2,4-D. It also includes any pesticide sold in concentrated or granular form.... Read more »
OTTAWA—Valentine’s Day may bring thoughts of romance, but according to Sierra Club Canada, it’s also a time to think of the environment and our consumer choices. Although traditional gifts like chocolate and cut flowers can have serious environmental, health and social impacts, fortunately there are organic, fair trade and socially conscious alternatives available across Canada.
“Environmental Activist Helen Caldecott used to open her speeches with, ‘If you love this planet…’ What Sierra Club Canada is saying is if you love someone, and you love the planet, choose Valentine’s gifts with care and respect,” said John Bennett, Executive Director.
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(Ottawa) – Environmentalists are watching closely, as today’s Opposition Day will be dedicated to debate on a federal ban of non-essential pesticide use.
Six years ago, the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development issued its report (Pesticides, Making the Right Choice), calling for a federal ban of non-essential pesticide use. On April 23rd, 2006, Pat Martin, M.P. for Winnipeg Centre introduced Bill C-225, aimed at making that recommendation a reality.... Read more »