Dandelions, Baby Bottles and Clotheslines

CELA Bulletin62: 22-April-2008 Periodic E-News from the Canadian Environmental Law AssociationIn this issue: Dandelions, Baby Bottles and Clotheslines

  • Ontario Plans to Ban Sale and Use of Cosmetic Pesticides
  • Federal Proposal to Ban Baby Bottles - Baby Steps in the Right Direction
  • Good Energy Policy: Ontario Removes Powers to Ban Clotheslines

Ontario Plans to Ban Sale and Use of Cosmetic PesticidesHappy Earth Day Ontario! In legislation to be introduced today, Ontario will introduce legisation to ban the sale and use of pesticides for cosmetic purposes. CELA was very happy to hear Premier McGuinty state at this morning's announcements that municipalities will continue to have the power to pass stricter bylaws in response to local circumstances and public concerns. We look forward to seeing these bylaw-making powers ensured in the final text of this new law. See today's media release and further details on-line.For more information: Kathleen Cooper, 705-341-2488 (cell) Pour des entrevues en français, veuillez contacter Christopher Waffle, 416-960-2284, ext. 226 cwaffle@cela.caFederal Proposal to Ban Baby Bottles - Baby Steps in the Right DirectionGreat idea. But, eliminating exposure to Bisphenol A in baby bottles neglects exposure in the womb which is probably even more important. CELA will be responding to the federal government proposal by encouraging full use of powers under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act to address all sources and the full life-cycle of Bisphenol A. Consultation deadline on the proposal is June 18, 2008. See April 18th media release and more details in healthyenvironmentforkids.ca Bisphenol A collection. For more information: Fe de  Leon, 416-960-2284, ext. 223 deleonf@lao.on.caKathleen Cooper, 705-341-2488 (cell) kcooper@cela.ca Ontario Removes Powers to Ban ClotheslinesIt's final. Ontario municipalities can no longer prohibit the use of clotheslines. On-line, see CELA's January 21st media release, response to the consultation, and the Premier's announcement last Friday.For more infomation: Theresa McClenaghan, 416-662-8341 (cell) theresa@cela.ca