Make your own decisions.
It is time for politicians to stop taking away people’s individuality. There are far too many rules for anyone to enforce and they are still making more.
A pesticide ban would be a waste of time and money. People have the right to take the information provided by our own government regulatory agencies, such as Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency, and make their own decisions.
If they would like to use a product that is available for sale on their lawn or garden it is up to them. People need to be responsible and not rely on everyone else to tell them what is right.
Look up the information yourself and make your own decisions.
Junk science campaigns should not be a basis for a pesticide ban. There is no evidence that the combined federal and provincial acts are failing to protect the health of Canadians.
Health Canada consults many expert toxicologists and scientists prior to making their recommendations to the public.
In May 2011, Dow AgroSciences announced a formal settlement agreement with the Government of Canada with regard to its North American Free Trade Agreement challenge against the Government of Canada. As part of the settlement in Section 3 a) it states:
“…the Government of Quebec agrees that products containing 2,4-D do not pose an unacceptable risk to human health or the environment, provided that the instructions on their label are followed, as conducted by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (“PMRA”) in its May 16, 2008, decision on the re-evaluation of 2,4-D.”
Also, back in Ontario, there are still formal court proceedings pending regarding the pesticide ban.
It would be prudent to await the outcome of these court actions before jumping the gun on yet another pesticide ban.
G. J. Edwards