On April 22, 2009, Ontario became the second Canadian province (after Quebec) to ban the use and sale of cosmetic pesticides. Ontario's new legislation and regulation provides for the most comprehensive restrictions on lawn and garden pesticides in North America.
Despite certain limitations, the new ban will protect human health and the environment from an unnecessary source of chemical exposures. More than 250 previously sold chemical pesticide products are now banned in Ontario, Canada's most populous province.
Find out more on the Ontario Ministry of Environment web site.
- March 4, 2009 — Press release: Ontario protects health and the environment through pesticide ban
- December 18, 2008 — David Suzuki Foundation comments on the draft Ontario Pesticide Regulation (PDF)
- August 2008 — Debugging the Ban: Nine Pesticides Missing from Ontario's Proposed Prohibitions (PDF)
- June 18, 2008 — Press release: Ontario adopts law to ban sale of lawn and garden pesticides
- June 16, 2008 — Briefing note on proposed Ontario pesticide legislation (PDF)
- April 22, 2008 — Press release: Good news from Ontario on Earth Day
- January 31, 2008 — David Suzuki Foundation comments on Ontario's intent to ban the cosmetic use of pesticides (PDF)