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NAFA
National Aboriginal Forestry Association
NAFA
www.NAFAForestry.Org

ELSA
Environmental Law Student Association

ELSA
www.UOttawa-ELSA.Ca

STRONG
Strong Group of Northern Ontario
STRONG

www.StrongNorth.Org

 

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We, the undersigned, urge the government of Ontario to immediately stop the commercial application of non-essential herbicides
(a type of pesticide intended to kill plants) in Northern Ontario.

I agree that the government of Ontario should prohibit the use of chemical herbicides by the forestry industry given ;

(1) the non-chemical alternatives which currently exist to meet vegetation management needs, and which are in use in other parts of Canada, such as Quebec.

(2) the firm stance against the non-essential use of these chemicals which has been taken by the medical community, having regard to human and environmental health. See www.HealthyOttawa.Ca for additional information. See www.Domtar.Org

(3) the significant possibility of violating the rights of all Canadians (especially resource dependent Aboriginal communities) to clean drinking water, edible plants, wildlife, and fish.

(4) the largely unfulfilled commitments already made by the federal government to reduce dependency on pesticides and herbicides. See http://nfsc.forest.ca/strategies/strategy5.html for additional information.

(5) the questionable performance of the federal government to regulate pesticides (including herbicides) for the health and safety of Canadians.

“The federal government does not have reliable, up-to-date information about pesticides that it needs to manage them effectively. It lacks significant information on the use of pesticides and exposure to them. Research on health impacts is very limited ..." (1.134 AG).

"Overall, we conclude that the federal government is not managing pesticides effectively." (1.136 AG).

“In several cases, the measures listed on pesticide labels, even if followed, appear not to have been enough to prevent environmental damage.”

2003 Auditor General Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to the House of Commons - Chapter 1: Managing the Safety and Accessibility of Pesticides. Other Reports viewable at http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca

 



Name :_______________________________________

Address:_______________________________

Phone:________________________________

Email:_________________________________

Comments:_________________________________


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For additional information contact Joel Theriault /Joel@WhiteMoose.CA


Return completed forms by fax to National Aboriginal Forestry Association

396 Cooper Street
Suite 300
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada, K2P 2H7
Tel: (613) 233-5563
Fax: (613) 233-4329

OR


Sign the petition online at: http://www.petitiononline.com/4nospray/petition.html

WHO HAS SIGNED THE PETITION ????

We have collected petitions from residents of the following towns and cities...

Are you an elected representative for some of these individuals?

AAMJIWNAANG FIRST NATION

Acton

AJAX

Aurora

AHMONTE

ANCASTER

BIG TROUT LAKE

BEAR ISLAND, LAKE TEMAGAMI

BEARDMORE

BELLEVILLE

BIRCH ISLAND

BLENHEIM

BOLTON

Brampton

BROCKVILLE

BROOKLIN

BURLINGTON

BRUNSWICK HOUSE FIRST NATION

BOOTHWELL

Calstock

CALEDON

Chapleau

CHAPLEAU CREE FIRST NATION

CHRISTIAN POINT ISLAND

Cochrane

Connaught

COBOURG

COPPER CLIFF

COURTICE

CUTLER

DOWNSVIEW

DUNNVILLE

DEVLIN

DORCHESTER

ECHO BAY

Etobicoke

Elliot Lake

Elora

FOLEYET

FOREST

FORT FRANCIS

FORT ERIE

FORDWICH

GINOOGAMING FIRST NATION

GEORGE TOWN

Guelph

GULL BAY FIRST NATION

Gogama

GODERICH

Grand Bend

GRASSY NARROWS FIRST NATION

GRIMSBY

Hamilton

HANMER

HASTING

HALIBURTON

HAILEYBURY

HEARST

HOLTYRE

HOLLAND LANDING

HUNTSVILLE

Iroquois Falls

KAPUSKASING

KAMINSTIQUIA

KANATA

KENORA

Kirkland Lake

Kingston

KINCARDINE

Kitchner

LAC SEUL FIRST NATION

LEVALLE

London

LONGLAC

Lynden

Markdale

MARKHAM

MARTIN RIVER

MASSEY

MANOTICK

Matawa

Matachewan

Matheson

Mattagami First Nation

MICHIGEENY FIRST NATION

MISHKEEGOGAMANG FIRST NATION

Mississauga

MILLER LAKE

MILTON

Monetville

Monteith

MOOSE FACTORY

NEPEAN

NIPIGON

NEMEGOS

NORTH COBALT

NORTH BAY

NORTH YORK

Oakville

OTTAWA & ORLEAN

Oshawa

PICTON

OSGOODE

OHSWEKEN

OSNABURGH

OWEN SOUND

ORILLIA

PIKANGIKUM FIRST NATION

Peterborough

PETAWAWA

Port Elgin

PORT HOPE

PORT COLBORNE

PORT CREDIT

PUSLINCH

ROCK WOOD

RENFREW

RICHARDS LANDING

RICHMOND HILL

REXDALE

SAUGEEN FIRST NATIONS

SACHIGO LAKE

SANDY LAKE

SAGAMOK FIRST NATION

SIOUX NARROWS

SIOUX LOOKOUT

SOUTH HAMPTON

STITTSVILLE

STONEY CREEK

SAULT SAINT MARIE

SARNIA

Sultan

Serpent River

Seven Mile Lake

Singhampton

Scarborough

SPRAGGE

SUNDERLAND

Sudbury

SWASTIKA

STONE CLIFF

ST. CATHARINES

THUNDERBAY

TEMAGAMI

Timmins & South Porcupine & SCHUMACHER

THORNHILL

TUNIS

Toronto

UXBRIDGE

UNIONVILLE

VANIER

WAINFLEET

WATERLOO

WAWA

Wahgoshig First Nation

WAHNAPITAE

WhiteFish River First Nation

WHITEDOG

WILLOWDALE

WIKWEMIKONG FIRST NATION

WHITBY

WESTON

Welland

Woodbridge

WOLF ISLAND

WORTHINGTON

 

Quebec   - CHELSEA, Gatineau, BARRIER LAKE RESERVE, Chesnaye, LAC SIMON

ALBERTA CALGARY

MANITOBA WINNIPEG,

BC VICTORIA

USA -  OHIO, MINNESOTA, MICHIGAN, FLORIDA, WEST VIRGINIA

INTL - SWEEDEN

 

 

PETITIONS GO TO QUEENS PARK - ONTARIO PARLIAMENT March 17, 2008

STOP THE USE OF PESTICIDES AND HERBICIDES: Bisson Presents Petition to Protect Health and Enivironment March 17, 2008

QUEEN’S PARK—On the first day back to Queen’s Park, Timmins-James Bay MPP Gilles Bisson presented a petition today in the Legislature calling for an end to pesticides and herbicides.

The petition was brought to Queen’s Park by Foleyet resident Joel Theriault, who completed law school in Ottawa in 2007 and works as a commercial float pilot in the summer. Theriault and the projects supporters have gathered signatures from across Ontario.

Bisson says there are better ways to control the cosmetic appearance. “You don’t necessarily have to have herbicides to deal with weeds etc. There are natural products that could be used. In fact, if you take a look at the province of Quebec, we all know that the province of Quebec has been way ahead of Ontario and way ahead of the rest of Canada when it comes to dealing with this type of situation by way of legislation.”

Theriault says the environment and health of residents are being ignored. “The medical community has come together calling for limiting the exposure to these chemicals due to health concerns. Forestry companies may make a little more money by spraying herbicides but then the government will have to pay more in medical bills down the road.”

Bisson says Theriault should be congratulated for his efforts and his demonstration of democracy in action. “The petition is fairly substantial. Gathering approximately 4,000 signatures is not an easy task and I say job well done.”

Bisson not only presented the petition but also discussed the petition during Member’s Statements.

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Media Inquiries: Gilles Bisson cell (705) 363-8649, Joel Theriault cell (647) 267-6450, (613) 667-0128

www.gillesbisson.com

petition from Hansard March 17, 2008

“We the undersigned urge the government of Ontario to prohibit the use of chemical herbicides by the forest industry given the non-chemical alternative which currently exists to meet vegetation management needs and which are used in other parts of Canada, such as Quebec.

“The firm stance against the nonessential use of these chemicals, which has been taken by the medical community having regard to human and environmental health, see www.domtar.org for additional information.

“The significant possibility of violating the rights of all Canadians, especially resource-dependent aboriginal communities to clean drinking water, edible plants, wildlife and fish.

“The largely unfulfilled commitments already made by the federal government to reduce dependency on pesticides and herbicides, see NFSC4.ca for additional information.

“The questionable performance of the federal government to regulate pesticides including herbicides for the health and safety of Canadians. The federal government does not have reliable up-to-date information about pesticides that it needs to it manage them efficiently. It lacks significant information on the use of pesticides and exposure to them.

“Research on health impacts are very limited.

“Overall, we conclude that the federal government is not managing pesticides effectively. In every case, the measures listed on pesticide labels, even if allowed, appear not to be enough to be present.” - Source 2003 Auditor General Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to the House of Commons - Chapter 1: Managing the Safety and Accessibility of Pesticides. Other Reports viewable at http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca

For a great conversation on herbicides & forestry with Clyde Gagnon and Joel Theriault, see this link.

http://instantteleseminar.com/?eventid=2259714

To see if your town is represented among the list of towns with residents who have signed petitions against forestry and herbicides !!! If not, send us your petition ASAP !!!

http://www.whitemoose.ca/Forestry/Petitions-Who-Signed.html

http://www.petitiononline.com/4nospray/petition.html

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