Partnership for Pesticide Bylaws

Collection of materials in support of a pesticide bylaw in Toronto

In the summer of 2002, CELA teamed up with the Toronto Environmental Alliance and the Ontario College of Family Physicians to create the Partnership for Pesticide Bylaws (PPB). The PPB grew quickly to include a wide cross-section of child-focused, health, animal welfare, environmental and labour organizations in support of pesticide bylaws. With limited resources, and many requests for help from across Canada, the groups chose a strategic focus on Toronto in the hopes of seeing Canada's largest city set an example for others to follow. Success came in the Spring of 2003.

Below are publications, articles and media releases related to the PPB efforts as well as documents related to unsuccessful legal challenges (as of early 2004) of the Toronto bylaw from the pesticide industry. See the City of Toronto's materials about the bylaw on the City's pesticide information page on-line .

Media Releases

CELA in cheering section for Province-wide ban on non-essential pesticides
Canada's top court rejects final pesticide industry challenge
Ontaro Court of Appeal Releases Pesticides Decision
Group Says Fund Pesticide Bylaw
Superior Court Dismisses Industry Challenge of Toronto Pesticide By-law
Pesticide Bylaw Partnership Makes Final Push
Medical Officer of Health Details Bylaw to Ban Pesticides
Health Professionals, Labour and Environment Groups Call for a Toronto Pesticide Bylaw
Victory for Pesticide Reduction and Local Democracy
Environmental and Citizens' Groups File Pesticide Arguments with Supreme Court

Publications

Intervenor Articles

Intervenor: vol. 26, no. 2 - 3, April - August 2001
Intervenor: vol. 26, no. 4 September - December 2001
Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 3 - 4, July - December 2002
Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 1 - 2, January - June 2002
Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 1 - 2, January - June 2002