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Canadian province passes law to ban cosmetic pesticides

The Canadian province of Ontario has passed legislation to ban the sale and use of pesticides for cosmetic or non-essential uses. The legislation was introduced earlier this year to fulfil an election pledge by the incoming Liberal government ( Agrow No 542, p 18). It plans to carry out a consultation on the specifics of the ban, such as the products to be covered and the rules for exemptions. The ban is expected to take effect from 2009. The Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act is intended to replace numerous municipal by-laws on cosmetic pesticide use. Unlike these by-laws, the provincial statute bans sales as well as use, the government points out. It also covers the transportation, storage and disposal of pesticides, which are not controlled by municipal by-laws.


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