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Open letter to city councils within the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador
Petition to Ban the Use of Pesticides

CALL FOR MUNICIPAL BY-LAWS AND PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS TO ELIMINATE THE COSMETIC USE OF SYNTHETIC PESTICIDES

WHEREAS: Current scientific consensus is that common lawn chemicals create significant human health risks and pose a threat to our eco-systems(e.g. the Ontario College of Family Physicians, Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Lung Association etc.);

WHEREAS: The Canadian Federal Government Standing Committee on the Environment has concluded that synthetic pesticides pose a threat to human health and to the environment, have been linked to different forms of cancer, and should be weeded out to protect our children;

WHEREAS: Approximately 130 municipalities in Canada have implemented bans on synthetic lawn chemicals and are protecting their citizens;

WHEREAS: The Canadian court system has already determined that municipalities have the right and responsibility to pass a by-law prohibiting the cosmetic use of pesticides in order to promote the health of its inhabitants. Therefore, municipalities cannot be sued for having passed such a bylaw;

WHEREAS: Partial solutions, such as IPM (Integrated Pest Management) that allow continued and widespread use of lawn chemicals will not adequately protect children, pets and water quality from the dangers of synthetic herbicides & pesticides;

WHEREAS: chemical pesticides are unnecessary because sustainable, healthy and effective alternatives are available;

WE, the undersigned, petition Municipalities within the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador as follows:

To ensure a safe and healthy community by implementing Municipal by-laws and public education programs to eliminate the cosmetic use of synthetic pesticides.

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  • 25 December 2015100. William D
    I support this petition
  • 17 December 201599. Rachael B
    Your NL City/Town (If you visit our Province type "visitor") St. John's, NL Postal Code В В
  • 13 December 201598. Christina B
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  • 04 December 201597. Fionnuala M
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  • 15 November 201596. Madeline D
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  • 06 November 201595. Valerie P
    Your NL City/Town (If you visit our Province type "visitor") Mount Pearl, NL HEALTH SHOULD BE OUR #1 PRIORITY !
  • 05 November 201594. John H
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  • 20 September 201593. Shelley P
    Your NL City/Town (If you visit our Province type "visitor") St. John's Postal Code A1B 1W6 It's about time we considered the health of ourselves, our children, our pets, and yes our environment - BAN PESTICIDES NOW!
  • 17 September 201592. Gail S
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  • 24 August 201591. Mary Wis
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  • 25 July 201590. Marina C
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  • 03 July 201588. Natalie Brewer
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  • 01 May 201587. Janet P
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  • 26 April 201586. Maxine L
    Your NL City/Town (If you visit our Province type "visitor") St John's Postal Code A1B 2T6 В
  • 24 April 201585. Allan S
    Your NL City/Town (If you visit our Province type "visitor") Portugal Cove Postal Code A1M 3M8 В
  • 12 April 201584. Jackie M
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  • 18 February 201580. David F
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  • 21 January 201579. Katie T
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  • 30 December 201478. Lloyd P
    Your NL City/Town (If you visit our Province type "visitor") HVGB, LABRADOR Postal Code A0P 1C0 No need of killing ourselves and animals just to have a lawn!
  • 15 December 201477. Beni M
    Your NL City/Town (If you visit our Province type "visitor") St. John's Postal Code A1B 1L6 This is long overdue!
  • 13 December 201476. Kaylen Cowan
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  • 08 November 201475. Charlene G
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  • 28 October 201474. Alden E
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Bonnie RowlandBy:
Politics and GovernmentIn:
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Newfoundland & Labrador Municipalities

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