Manitobans Can Have Their Say on Province-Wide Pesticide Ban

Manitobans Can Have Their Say on Province-Wide Pesticide Ban

Lawn PesticideWINNIPEG — Lawn owners in Manitoba can have their say on the province’s cosmetic pesticide ban.

The provincial government is asking for feedback as the ban on cosmetic pesticides enter its second year, as implemented by the former NDP government.

“The purpose of the legislation is to reduce the exposure of people and pets to herbicides used in lawn care for non-essential or cosmetic purposes,” said Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox.

“We are committed to finding the right balance between protecting the environment, minimizing the impact, and providing usable, aesthetic green spaces in our communities.”

A ban on potentially harmful chemicals sold over-the-counter went into place in January 2015 in order to protect children.

Manitobans can email their views to pesticide.review.2016@gov.mb.ca or respond by filling out an online survey by September 12.

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