Pesticides

Municipal Pesticide-Free Campaign

 

scc-no-pesticide-signOver 140 communities across the country have adopted pesticide reduction bylaws, aiming to protect the environment and health of its residents. Sierra Club Canada and many other community groups are ensuring that these bylaws are robust and will truly create pesticide-free municipalities.

Background

In May 1991, the town of Hudson, Quebec passed a by-law to eliminate the cosmetic use of pesticides within the town's limits, in an effort to protect the health of Hudson residents. Two lawn pesticide companies, Chemlawn and Spraytech, were caught spraying pesticides in flagrant violation of the bylaw, and were charged (the maximum fine was $300).... Read more »

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