Materials developed in support of municipal and provincial cosmetic pesticide bans

In May of 2003, with a solid majority, Toronto City Council passed a pesticide bylaw and in so doing reinforced the efforts of those advocating for similar bylaws in municipalities across Canada. In 2009, Ontario passed legislation to ban, province-wide, the sale and use of pesticide for cosmetic purposes. This collection includes materials related to these and similar efforts across Canada.

Publications and On-line Resources

  1. May 2011
    Report
  2. December 31, 2010
    Fact Sheet
  3. 2009
    Web page
  4. March 16, 2009
    Fact Sheet
  5. August 28, 2008
    Report
  6. July 2008
    Letter
  7. June 12, 2008
    Letter, Response to Consultation
  8. March 26, 2008
    Critique, Fact Sheet
  9. September 12, 2007
    Letter, Response to Consultation
  10. September 24, 2005
    Presentation
  11. April 23, 2004
    Report
  12. 2003
    Policy Paper
  13. October 2003
    Fact Sheet
  14. June 10, 2003
    Letter
  15. May 20, 2003
    Media Release
  16. April 1, 2003
    Media Release
  17. November 8, 2002
    Media Release
  18. November 8, 2002
    Frequently asked questions(FAQ), Background information, Fact Sheet
  19. November 8, 2002
    Summary, Guiding principles
  20. April 2002
    Report
  21. April 2002
    Report
  22. April 2002
    Report
  23. April 2002
    Summary

Frequently asked questions

Media Releases

May 17, 2011

Report comparies provincial policies and identifies best models

Sep 05, 2008
As Government Prepares Regulations, Health and Enviro Groups Want End to Spraying
Jun 20, 2008
Leading municipal pesticide bylaws set the standard for new provincial ban
Jun 05, 2008
Special to the Ottawa Citizen
Apr 22, 2008
Happy Earth Day Ontario!
Media Release from the Canadian Environmental Law Association
Jan 15, 2008

Joint media release and statement from coalition of 15 organizations

May 03, 2006
Reprint of news item from Environmental Science and Technology, on-line