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

September 24, 2005
April 23, 2004
November 8, 2002
Frequently asked questions(FAQ), Background information, Fact Sheet
November 8, 2002
Summary, Guiding principles

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