Photo: Protecting Quebec's pesticide ban

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Quebec was the first province to introduce a ban on the use and sale of lawn pesticides — including 2,4-D, a chemical produced by American chemical giant Dow AgroSciences.

Now Dow is challenging the Quebec ban under Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The David Suzuki Foundation and Équiterre are working with legal counsel at Ecojustice to vigorously defend Quebec's ban on lawn chemicals.

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Oct 16, 2012
12:32 PM

If you are well educated on the use of 2-4-D and Insecticides it should be fairly obvious why the use of these products are essential to the survival of many different speacies of trees and plants across are north american landscape. I'm not stating that these products should be on the shelves for the general public, the usage should be restricted to trained professionals. I got one for you parents that believe in this garbage, if you live in one of the 3 provinces who have severe bylaws against the use of pesticides have any of you taken your kids to a public park in the spring summer or fall. Regards Antoine Auray

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