No Ban for BC

"The majority
of the committee
does not think
the scientific evidence,
at this time,
warrants
an outright ban."

Don't ban cosmetic pesticides, B.C. MLAs recommend
May 17 2012
CBC News Post.

See Special Committee
on Cosmetic Pesticides
May 17, 2012 News Release
and Report.

See Clark Government's
February 20, 2013
minor legislative changes
for mandatory IPM
on residential lawns
. . . the only action
taken by the Liberals.

The sale and use of
cosmetic pesticides
will not be banned in BC.

Put BC's Children First

“Children across Ontario,
Quebec, and Nova Scotia
are all protected
from these poisons,
but the same
can’t be said
of children in BC."

BC Health Authorities
Launch Blitz
Against Toxic Lawn Products
Feb 3, 2012 Media Release.

See Feb 3, 2012
Vancouver Sun ad.

Print "Pesticide Free" Poster

poster

Click on image
to print this poster.
Put it up in your
neighbourhood.

Together, let's make
BC pesticide free!

Help BC go Pesticide Free!

The Canadian Cancer Society
continues to lead BC's
health and environmental
groups' advocacy for a
province-wide ban.

See Coalition's Feb 3, 2012
ban statement.

Review ban legislation
given to BC's Environment
Minister in 2010.

Join the CCS's "Pesticide Free
BC" Facebook discussions.

Take action! to help BC
go pesticide free.
* * Premier Clark has backpeddled

on her 2011 commitment

to ban the sale and use of

cosmetic
lawn and garden pesticides.
* *


                                 Take Action Now!

The BC Liberal Government continues to ignore scientific evidence and strong public support for a ban.

In March 2013, the BC Liberal Government passed minor legislative changes to implement the Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides' recommended mandatory Integrated Pest Management (IPM) use of pesticides on "private landscaped areas".

IPM landscaping requirements will be phased in spring 2014 and 2015 based on consultations received to proposed IPM Regulation changes.

 

This will NOT stop the sale and use of harmful and non-essential  lawn and garden pesticides  . . .  BC has one of the weakest approaches in Canada!

See left sidebar "No Ban for BC" and right sidebars . . . "Premier Breaks Ban Promise" and "Premier for Ban in 2011".


BCers need to continue to advocate for strong pesticide ban legislation. Take Action now for a Pesticde Free BC!


Let the Clark Government know you want ban legislation like Ontario, Nova Scotia and Quebec . . .  

  • Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone her Victoria office at 250 387 1715.
  • Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone her Victoria office at 250 387 1187.

    Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone his Victoria Office at 250 953 3547.
  • Email or phone Liberal MLAs. For contact info, click here.
  • If you prefer to use the mail . . .
       
    • Write Premier Clark and other MLAs about your ban position.

      Address: Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C. V8V 1X4.

Support BC's pesticide ban advocacy groups . . . 

  • Join the "Pesticide Free BC" campaign led by the Canadian Cancer Society.

    See bottom left sidebar "Help BC go Pesticide Free!".

  • For the 22 members of BC's health and environment coalition, see "BC Ban Coalition Groups" left sidebar . . . if you or family members belong to any group, this is an easy way to get involved!
  • For "pesticide free" initiatives throughout BC, click here . . . you may find one in your own backyard!
   
Is the "Pesticide Free BC" poster up in your community?
  • Please print the poster and put it EVERYWHERE . . . in your library, at school, work, your grocery store, on community notice boards, at your recreation centre, your fitness centre, your golf course.

    See "Print 'Pesticide Free' Poster" left sidebar. 

Think about BCers you know, what they do and if they . . .


have children or grandchildren,

are pregnant (or trying),

have a dog or cat,

walk around their neighbourhood,
walk around a university or college campus,

fish for fun, or a living,
golf for fun, or a living,

play for fun, or a living, on an outdoor sport field,
play on a school yard or community park,

deliver newspapers or mail,
are a medical professional or veterinarian,
work with, or sell, landscaping products,

have a lawn,
have a garden,

. . .  please send them this website!

Rob Fleming, New Democrat
Environment critic website
February 21, 2013.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 13:46
 

Tell Premier Clark she needs to honour her 2011 pesticide ban commitment.

Call the Premier's office at 250 387 1715 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Together, let's make BC pesticide free.

                                                             
 


Premier Breaks Ban Promise

“It’s hard to imagine
how the premier
could believe
that
these dangerous pesticides
increase the likelihood
of
childhood cancer
and do so little
to prevent
unnecessary exposure
to them.”

Premier breaks promise
to protect children
and the environment
from cosmetic pesticides.


Rob Fleming, New Democrat
Environment critic
February 21, 2013 Release.

Premier for Ban in 2011

In a May 4, 2011 news scrum
Premier Clark said she has
supported a ban
"for years now."

This commitment
was made during
her leadership campaign:

"I don't want to see
anyone's child
playing on a lawn
with toxic pesticides."

See Feb 2011 Liberal leadership
campaign commitment.