Hudson, Quebec Pesticide By-Law

After a ten year path through the courts, the Hudson, Quebec pesticide by-law withstood successive legal challenges from lawn-spraying companies. After losing at two levels of the Quebec courts, on appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, the highest court unanimously affirmed the legal power of Hudson, and most Canadian municipalities, to pass pesticide by-laws. CELA intervened in the Hudson appeal on its own behalf and representing nine citizen and environmental organizations and one individual. In complementary interventions, CELA worked alongside the Sierra Legal Defence Fund who represented three organizations in the appeal, including the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

Below are detailed and summary publications, legal submissions, and related media releases and Intervenor articles about this precedent-setting case.

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
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:17
Date authored:May 21, 2009
Author/s:Kathleen Cooper
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association

Mar 24 2009

Civil society groups defend Quebec pesticide ban in Parliament

Nov 18 2005

Canada's top court rejects final pesticide industry challenge

May 13 2005

Ontaro Court of Appeal Releases Pesticides Decision

CELA Intervenes In Supreme Court Pesticides Case

Intervenor: Vol 25. No 1 January - March 2000

Cela In The Courts - Victory for Pesticide Reduction and Local Democracy

Intervenor: vol. 26, no. 2 - 3, April - August 2001

Bill 111 - Ontario's New Municipal Act and Pesticide By-law Powers

Intervenor: vol. 26, no. 4 September - December 2001

Ban on Cosmetic Pesticides is Overdue

Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 3 - 4, July - December 2002

Pesticide Applicators Failed 70% of Inspections in 2001

Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 1 - 2, January - June 2002

Urban versus Agricultural: Pinning Down the Numbers on Pesticide Use

Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 1 - 2, January - June 2002

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