’Action is needed’: Montreal unveils new bylaw banning pesticides

2021-08-19

Montreal will be the first municipality in North America to completely ban the sale of more than 100 pesticide products for domestic use, Mayor Valérie Plante announced Thursday.

 

“Montreal is the first city in the country to go this far,” she added.

A bylaw to be adopted in September will bar the use of 36 substances, including the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. Also on the list is chlorpyrifos, used against insects and other pests, and some neonicotinoids, used in agriculture, pest control and to protect trees from invasive insects like the emerald ash borer.

The city will hire additional staff to enforce the bylaw, to come into effect in January 2022.

 

Plante said her administration was taking “concrete, unprecedented action … to offer citizens a healthy city.”

Montreal Gazette, 19 August 2021
; https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/montreal-unveils-new-bylaw-banning-pesticides