Thanks to Kingston Chapter and Kingston members who contacted Kingston City Council in support of a pesticide bylaw. The result was a very good pesticide bylaw that will protect people and the environment in Kingston from nonessential use of pesticides. The vote was 10-2, reflecting the broad support that pesticide bylaws have across the province.
Kingston joins a long list of Ontario municipalities enjoying the protection of pesticide bylaws, including Toronto, Hamilton, London, Markham, Oakville, St. Catherines, Guelph, Peterborough, Newmarket, Thorold, and Collingwood. Momentum is building, and RNAO is working with a broad coalition of health and environment groups to help ensure that provincial legislation coming in the spring on ornamental pesticides will deliver strong protection for all Ontarians.
Please keep posted for opportunities to let MPPs know you want a strong pesticide law.