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The legal arguments in favour of a cosmetic pesticide ban

November 6, 2011

Today (November 7th) I’m appearing before the BC Legislature’s Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides to argue in favour of a ban on cosmetic use of pesticides.  We’ve made a brief video below of the powerpoint and presentation that I’m going to give them. 


Let the Committee know what you think

Now that you’ve heard what I think, please tell the Special Committee what you think.  While West Coast is one of only a small number of experts and stakeholders to be invited to testify in person to the Committee, the Committee is inviting all members of the public to tell them whether or not they support a ban on cosmetic pesticide use.  Check out the Organizing for Change website [link updated Nov 14/ 2011] for more information about how to make your voice heard.  The deadline for submissions is December 16, 2011.

[Update - November 8th, 2011 - Here's the Hansard transcripts of my presentation, including answering questions asked by Committee members.]

By Andrew Gage, Staff Lawyer