Visionary Science, Ethics, Law and Action in the Public Interest

Government Positions – Canada

The Precautionary Principle

Canada’s Supreme Court supports pesticide ban

“More than 70 municipalities (including Vancouver, British Columbia; Montreal, Quebec; and Halifax, Nova Scotia) have already passed bylaws prohibiting the cosmetic use of pesticides, and many more cities are poised to pass bans now that the Supreme Court has cleared the way.” Early bans cited the precautionary principle.

Canadian Environmental Protection Act and thePrecautionary Principle