Protect NS citizens
from pesticides now, coalition says
UPdate Fall 2008
What possible reason could the NS provincial government have for forbidding
every municipality except Halifax the right to protect their citizens from
Another year has passed and Nova Scotia remains the only province in Canada
where municipalities are forbidden to restrict pesticide use and the provincial
government has taken no action to limit pesticide use either.
EHANS, along with other members of the Pesticide Free Nova Scotia coalition,
is calling on the provincial government to take two big steps forward on pesticide
First, allow all municipalities the right to fully protect their citizens against
Municipalities already have the general right to protect the health
of their citizens. Second, Nova Scotia should follow the example of Quebec
and Ontario and adopt a province-wide pesticide code banning the use and sale
of hazardous pesticides throughout Nova Scotia. Banning the sale of pesticides
makes the most sense when its done for the whole province.
There’s a provincial election coming soon – probably Spring 2009.
Let your MLA and the Premier know that you want Nova Scotia to be a leader
in pesticide protection, not a laggard. By the summer of ’09, Nova Scotia
citizens should have the same protection from toxic pesticide exposure that
millions of other Canadians have.
UPdate, Fall 2008, Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia