New anti-pesticides campaign to launch in Winnipeg
Doctors, animal welfare activists, environmentalists to join in anti-cosmetic-pesticides campaign
The Winnipeg Humane Society and the David Suzuki Foundation have partnered to push for a strict ban on lawn pesticides in Manitoba.
The two, along with the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, are launching an ad campaign against garden pesticides.
Ads saying “Doctors say lawn and garden pesticides hurt our kids” will appear in Winnipeg Transit bus shelters soon.
The Manitoba government is introducing a ban on cosmetic pesticides next spring, but officials have not said how far it will go.
Those behind the campaign are hoping it will be as strict as Ontario’s ban, which was introduced six years ago.
Officials with the three groups said this campaign is unique because it brings doctors, environmentalists and animal welfare activists together into one group.