Manitoba’s NDP government announced on Friday, June 28th, that a cosmetic pesticide ban will be introduced in the fall session, to come into effect at the end of 2014 with a one year grace period. The proposed ban will include lawns, driveways, sidewalks, patios, school grounds, playing fields and playgrounds.
Of course we are very happy that the Provincial Government has proposed a ban, many of our coalition members and other Manitobans have been working on this for many years. Our work is not over, however, until legislation is passed and comes into effect. Industry is sure to be putting the pressure on the Government to delay or reduce the ban’s effectiveness.
It is still important to call Gord Mackintosh (204-945-3730) or your MLA to let them know that you support a cosmetic pesticide ban, and to thank them for planning to introduce the ban . There will also be consultations in the fall so we will be attending those and we ask that you will as well. Watch our website and Facebook page for more information and dates and times.
Thanks for your continued support!