Greetings, my name is Leah Goertzen and I am the new pesticide campaign coordinator for Cosmetic Pesticide Ban Manitoba. I am a University of Manitoba graduate student specializing in community based health initiatives facilitated by participatory action research. I support the cosmetic pesticide ban because scientific evidence reveals a ban will substantially reduce human and environmental exposure to unnecessary toxins.
I have joined the Cosmetic Pesticide Ban Manitoba (CPBM) coalition during a critical time in the campaign. Pesticide season is upon us yet there is no confirmed government action to ban these toxins. Recent polls indicate 71% of Manitobans support the ban yet there are signs that the government is wavering on the issue. As a coalition of concerned citizens, we need to act now by contacting our MLAs to confirm citizen support for this ban. Please visit the CPBM website to learn how you can affect change now.