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P.E.I. banning cosmetic pesticides

CBC reports this morning that, “The P.E.I. government intends to ban the sale of cosmetic pesticides starting in 2010. Environment Minister Richard Brown told CBC News Friday that regulations are being drawn up, and they will be straightforward…Brown said Islanders were very clear about what they wanted, in their presentations to a legislative committee looking into lawn chemicals in 2007.”

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NAFTA CHALLENGE AGAINST QUEBEC FOR THEIR PESTICIDE BAN In October 2008, CBC reported that, “A company that makes the commonly used herbicide ingredient 2,4-D is challenging the Quebec government under the North American Free Trade Agreement for banning its product. The Canadian unit of Dow AgroSciences alleges the prohibition of the weed killer is without any scientific basis and in violation of the trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico.”

The article continues, “On April 3, 2006, Quebec brought in a sweeping pesticide ban, pulling more than 200 products from provincial shelves…In June 2008, Ontario passed legislation that will ban more than 80 ingredients and 300 pesticide products once the law is fully implemented next spring. The Ontario law, however, stopped short of banning 2,4-D or 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid.”

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