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Cost of weed control in Steinbach has risen from $15K to $237K, Dobrowolski says

Cost of weed control in Steinbach has risen from $15K to $237K, Dobrowolski says

Posted:Jun 11, 2015 12:35 PM CT

Last Updated:Jun 11, 2015 12:35 PM CT

The white puff balls of seeding dandelions are littered along Manitoba boulevards and medians and they are a problem for allergy sufferers, Dobrowolski says.

The white puff balls of seeding dandelions are littered along Manitoba boulevards and medians and they are a problem for allergy sufferers, Dobrowolski says.

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MisInformed Lunatic Activist | Kaitlyn Mitchel | EcoJustice Lawyer | Proud of Dispelling Organic LawnCare Myths ? | Are you Kidding?

On Earth Day, Manitoba’s government announced it would restrict the use of
certain pesticides that pose serious health and environmental risks. But did you know that you played a role?

In June, the bill passed its third and final reading in the Legislature, paving the way for a ban on cosmetic pesticides — chemicals used on lawns and gardens to improve their appearance — to take effect in 2015.

I work at Ecojustice because I want to protect humans, animals and the environment they need to survive. As a lawyer, I work to strengthen environmental laws and governments’ enforcement of those laws. And for the past several years, your support means I've been able to help groups campaigning for a cosmetic pesticide ban in Manitoba.

I live in Toronto, but I grew up in Manitoba. As a kid, I spent a lot of time gardening, climbing trees and playing with my friends on lawns and in parks. Unfortunately, the chemical industry has convinced many people that that we need to spray pesticides to rid our green spaces of weeds.

The cost of using many of these pesticides for cosmetic purposes is too high. Research says that some pesticides may harm animals or humans, especially children. Risks include cancer, as well as reproductive and respiratory problems.

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Weed Control? You Make the Choice

Let’s face it… nobody likes weeds. The Selinger government wants to take away your choice in how you care for your property by banning safe, effective and economical weed control. Many Manitoba homeowners, cities and municipalities will no longer be able to keep their weeds under control.

Bill 55 will restrict your right to choose safe, Health Canada approved products for controlling weeds and other pests.

This legislation will only serve to increase how much homeowners pay to protect their green spaces and is a waste of your tax dollars. Tell your Manitoba Political Leaders NO DANDELIONS PLEASE! You want a choice, not a ban.

If you haven’t already seen it, you can find a copy of Bill 55 here.

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