CAPE/CHEER | Gideon Forman | Non Stop Mis-Information| Letters: April 23, 2014 | Letters | Opinion | Winnipeg Sun

2,4-D vs FIESTA Herbicide Costs

Gord Mackintosh (Father of Bank Robbing Son). Minister of Conservation and Water Stewardship


1 Litre of (synthetic) Killex Concentrate that treats 8500 Sq feet of Lawn for $20.99 a bottle. Link


1 Litre of (Natural) Scotts EcoSense Weed B Gon Concentrate that treats 1300 Sq Feet of Lawn at $39.99 a bottle. Link

Gideon Forman Comparison:

A full year of  (synthetic) weed control and fertilizing at $275.00


A 1 time application of (Natural) weed suppression at $255.00. (4-5 required per year)


Common sense ban

RE: "Pesticide ban playing politics," April 20.

Common-sense lawn-pesticide bans have been introduced in six provinces. Not only do they protect drinking water, pets, and children, they're also consistent with a thriving lawn care sector. The City of Halifax, for example, enacted a pesticide bylaw in the year 2000. Statistics Canada shows that, from 2000 to 2005, the number of landscaping and lawn care firms in the city grew 53%. We've also seen that pesticide-free lawn care is very reasonably priced. A survey in Ontario found the typical cost for a pesticide treatment was as much as $275. The typical cost for a pesticide-free application was only $255.

Gideon Forman, executive director

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

via Letters: April 23, 2014 | Letters | Opinion | Winnipeg Sun.

  • The NDP and the Physicians so proud of themselves. They banned lawn care products and feel by doing so they've taken a big bite out of cancer. Meanwhile all our produce and fruits and vegetables are being pummeled with the same noxious cancer causing substances. The stupidity of our government know no bounds, and as for these "physicians" they need to resign from such a profession and do the world a favor.

    The son of Manitoba Conservation Minister Gord Mackintosh has been charged in connection with an April robbery in north Winnipeg.

    Police said Gordon Elijah Muller Mackintosh, 22, turned himself in to police on Thursday following a robbery at a business in the 2200 block of McPhillips Street last April 20. An investigation revealed that at approximately 1:00 p.m. on April 20 a lone male entered the business, demanded and received cash, and then fled.

    A government spokesman confirmed that the accused is the son of Conservation Minister Gord Mackintosh.