Groups sound alarm about pesticide bill

CELA Bulletin64: 16-June-2008 Periodic E-News from the Canadian Environmental Law AssociationGroups sound alarm about pesticide bill One of the broadest coalitions of health and environmental organizations ever created, today called upon the McGuinty government to correct flaws in Ontario's proposed pesticide legislation. Chief among the groups' concerns is the removal of municipal powers to establish local pesticide bylaws and the fact that the bill renders inoperative existing bylaws. CELA, along with the Ontario College of Family Physicians, the David Suzuki Foundation, the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, and several additional organizations issued a media release today as Bill 64 goes to clause-by-clause review by the Standing Committee on Social Policy. View the media release and full details, on-line.For more information:Jill Scarrow, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, Ph: 416-408-5604, jscarrow@rnao.org Jan Kasperski, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario College of Family PhysiciansPh: 416-867-9646 ext. 27 jk_ocfp@cfpc.ca Kathleen Cooper, Senior Researcher, Canadian Environmental Law Association Ph: 705-324-1608 or cell 705-341-2488, kcooper@cela.ca Gideon Forman, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Physicians for the EnvironmentPh: 416-306-2273 or 647-886-2189 (cell), Gideon@cape.ca