Action Alert: Last Minute Call 24 Hours to Improve Toxics Law
Action Alert Last Minute Call: 24 Hours to Improve Toxics Law
Bill 167,the Toxics Reduction Act, has the potential to dramatically increase public knowledge about toxics in the environment, in the workplace, and in consumer products. It could also sharply reduce exposure to toxics, and this is important because
However, there are serious gaps in the legislation. It lacks any targets; it does not include mandatory substitution of safer chemicals; it lacks a funding mechanism for the capacity-building institutions required; it does not establish a toxics use reduction institute of the type that enabled the success of similar legislation in Massachusetts; and it excludes too many emitters (due to exclusion of many toxics, exclusion of all but the biggest emitters and exclusion of many industries).
Now is the time to make Bill 167 achieve its potential and dramatically change the way toxics are handled in
Here’s what you can do.
Last Minute Call: 24 Hours to Improve Toxics Law
Please send a message BEFORE THE DEADLINE OF 5 PM MONDAY MAY 25 to members of the Standing Committee on General Government, applauding them for acting to reduce toxics in our environment and urging them to strengthen Bill 167, the Toxics Reduction Act. Simply go to the message below and personalize the letter as you like, and send. If you are a nursing student, please indicate it on the letter. THANK YOU!!!
For any questions about this alert, please contact Kim Jarvi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-408-5614.
For RNAO’s submission to the Standing Committee on General Government and speaking notes, see this link
For RNAO’s initial media release on the Bill and for a joint release with partners, see this link.
For the Canadian Cancer Society’s poll on Ontarians’ attitudes towards toxics reduction, see this link.