Banning Cosmetic Pesticide Use

CELA strongly supports Ontario's province-wide ban on the use and sales of cosmetic pesticides. In collaboration with a broad-based coalition of health and environmental organizations, we were instrumental in urging Ontario to pass the strongest such legislation in North America to ban the use and sales of pesticides intended for unnecessary or "cosmetic" purposes. We continue to advocate for similar efforts across Canada. In a world of multiple chemical exposures, we must remove needless risks from lawn and garden pesticides, particularly to reduce risks to children. Beautiful gardens don't need toxic chemicals.

Title:Briefing Note: Strengthening Canada’s legal framework to reduce pesticide exposure

Briefing note to Canada's new federal government from CELA, Ecojustice, Environmental Defence and the David Suzuki Foundation

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# of Pages:4
Date authored:November 2015
Publication number:1041
Author/s:Elaine MacDonald, Kathleen Cooper, Maggie MacDonald, Pierre Sadik
Author Organization:Ecojustice, Canadian Environmental Law Association, Environmental Defence
Title:Response to Public Consulation on Use of Cosmetic Pesticides in Manitoba
Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
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# of Pages:11
Date authored:October 1, 2012
Publication number:926
Author/s:Kaitlyn Mitchell, Kathleen Cooper, Farrah Khan
Author Organization:Ecojustice, Canadian Environmental Law Association, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
Title:Letter to Manitoba Environment Minister In Support of Cosmetic Pesticide Ban for Manitoba

Joint Letter from 15 Health and Environmental Organizations from Across Canada

Resource Type:Letter
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# of Pages:4
Date authored:June 28, 2012
Publication number:931
Author/s:Kaitlyn Mitchell and 14 additional signatories
Author Organization:Ecojustice, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, CELA, and 12 additional organizations
Title:Letter to All Ontario MPPs: Oppose Bill 88, Pesticides Amendment Act (Licence for Cosmetic Purposes), 2012
Resource Type:Letter
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# of Pages:4
Date authored:May 30, 2012
Publication number:933
Author/s:12 Signatory Organizations including CELA
Title:Ontario’s Cosmetic Pesticide Ban and Dow Chemical’s Challenge under NAFTA to the Quebec Pesticide Code

Presentation to Pesticides Webinar convened by the Canadian Network on Human Health and the Environment

Resource Type:Presentation
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# of Pages:17
Date authored:May 21, 2009
Author/s:Kathleen Cooper
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:Consultation on Proposed Non-essential Pesticides Ban in Nova Scotia
Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
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# of Pages:3
Date authored:March 5, 2010
Publication number:712
Author/s:Kathleen Cooper
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:Consultation on the Cosmetic Use of Pesticides in British Columbia
Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
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# of Pages:4
Date authored:February 12, 2010
Publication number:710
Author/s:Kathleen Cooper
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:Pesticides Regulation – Ontario Cosmetic Pesticide Ban
EBR Registry Number 010-5080 - New General Regulation under the Pesticides Act, 1990 to implement the Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act, 2008.
Resource Type:Response to Consultation
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# of Pages:4
Date authored:December 22, 2008
Publication number:635
Author/s:Kathleen Cooper
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association

Nov 13 2008

CELA Calls for Public Comment to Support Province’s Proposed Regulations for Ban on Cosmetic Pesticide Use and Sales

Sep 04 2008

7 in 10 Ontarians Urge Golf Pesticide Phase-out
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