Major groups support pesticide ban

12 December 2011

Vancouver -

WHO: Twenty-two major organizations, including the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and the Lung Association of B.C. are releasing a statement supporting a province-wide ban on non-essential pesticides.  

WHAT: The 22 organizations are urging B.C. to pass legislation that prohibits the use and sale of chemical pesticides for lawns, gardens, and non-agricultural landscaping. Recent polling shows more than 70% of British Columbians support provincial legislation to restrict pesticide use. Such legislation already exists in the Maritime provinces, Quebec, and Ontario.  

WHEN: The pesticide statement is being released December 12, 2011.



Kathryn Seely, Director of Public Issues, Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
(604) 675-7108 (office)
(604) 999-4659 (cell)


Gideon Forman, Executive Director, Cdn Assoc of Physicians for the Environment
(647) 703-5957 (cell)
(416) 306-2273 (office)

Lisa Gue, Environmental Health Policy Analyst, David Suzuki Foundation
(613) 796-7699

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

For more information, please contact:

Kathryn Seely

Director, Public Issues

Phone: (604) 675-7108