CAPE is a national leader in the effort to ban lawn and garden pesticides – toxic chemicals linked to cancer, neurological illness, and birth defects. CAPE-led campaigns helped to establish these bans in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Quebec, and Ontario. The Ontario legislation took some 250 toxic lawn products off store shelves.
We are currently working in Manitoba to ensure that the proposed province-wide pesticide ban is not destroyed by industry. Please send an email to Manitoba’s Minister of Conservation Gord Mackintosh to show him that Canadians support this ban.
- An Introduction to Pesticides and Human Health
- CAPE's Position Statement on Synthetic Pesticides
- CAPE's Critique of the Pest Control Products Act
- An Introduction to Persistent Organic Pollutants
- Why Canadian Physicians are Concerned about the Policies Regulating Pesticide Use
- Over 30 million bees found dead in Elmwood, Canada (Collective Evolution)
- Superweeds, Superpests: The legacy of pesticides (New York Times)
- Press Releases
- Doctors, Nurses Launch Campaign for BC Pesticide Ban
- First Time in BC: All-party support for provincial pesticide ban
- Joint Statement: Health groups support pesticide ban in Calgary
- Doctors lead campaign to prohibit toxic lawn products - Ontario Pesticide Ban to be Strongest in North America
- Top Health, Environment Leaders Urge World-Class Pesticide Ban
- Doctors Reject Winnipeg Pesticide Spraying