"Vulnerable individuals" include pregnant mothers, the unborn, children, the chronically ill and elderly, those with compromised immune systems, the pesticide sensitive, and pets.
1) HRM's Pesticide Bylaw be preserved 'as is' and not abandonned in favour of flawed provincial regulations. HRM must keep it's hard-won Bylaw P-800 that has drastically reduced pesticide use since the year 2000, and has served as a model to so many other Canadian municipalities in the ten years following.
2) Write or phone Councillors:To Councillor Barry Dalrymple, Chairto say that It would be a serious mistake to bring the Pesticide Bylaw back to Halifax Regional Council for the purpose of making any changes to it, large or small. Doing so could result in losing it. Out-of-control discussions on pesticides are common, and the forces opposing the bylaw are looking for an opportunity to see all of HRM's pesticide regulatory powers cancelled and handed back to the province.
Councillor Jennifer Watts, Vice Chair
Environment and Sustainability Standing Committee (ESSC)
Cc Quentin Hill (Administrative Assistant for ESSC) HillQ@halifax.ca
Dear Councillors Barry Dalrymple, Jennifer Watts and All Members of the Environment and Sustainability Standing Committee..