Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Action Alert: RNAO urges the Town of Milton Council to Pass a Strong Pesticide By-law

Dear Milton members:

We are asking Markham RNAO members to contact their Councillors and the Mayor to urge them to pass a strong pesticide by-law, to protect the health of Milton residents.

Background

The Town of Milton Council is continuing its consideration of possible by-laws to regulate the non-essential use of pesticides on public and private property.  Public support for pesticide by-laws is strong across the province, and we would like you to help Council to understand that the public wants more protection from pesticides, and why.  If the by-law is passed, Milton would join a long list of Ontario municipalities with such protection, including Toronto, London, Oakville, Peterborough, Newmarket, Thorold, and Collingwood.

RNAO members have been very active in many of the municipal pesticide campaigns, and councillors do weigh the input of RNs and their Association highly.  In its letter to each member of the Town of Milton Council [PDF - 47 KB], RNAO outlines the argument for a strong by-law.  RNAO is particularly concerned about the greater risk to children.   

Immediate Action Requested

RNAO urges members to contact Mayor Gordon Krantz and to other Council members, and ask them to support the strongest possible pesticide by-law.  Encourage your neighbours and colleagues to do so as well.  

To quickly send a letter to Council members, enter your name and e-mail address below. You can send the letter below as is, or make any modifications you wish. Please make sure to mention that you are an RN and a resident of Milton.  Be sure to sign the bottom of your letter, as well.



For contact information on individual Council members, please visit the City of Milton's councillor page.

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