Community Education on Environment and Development

Campaign for Pesticide Reduction

What are other communities doing?

Over the last decade the number of municipal by-laws adopted across Canada has increased to a total of 71. 

Municipalities of all sizes have passed various forms of pesticide by-laws. The largest is the City of Toronto with a population of 2.48 million and the smallest being Sainte- Paule, Québec with a population of 199 citizens.

When all the current regulations and by-laws come into full effect the total number of Canadians protected from unwanted exposure to synthetic lawn and garden pesticides will grow to over 11.5 million or approximately 36% of Canada's population, (based on 2001 Census).

The current full list of Private Property Pesticide By-laws in Canada is given here, (pdf, 28 KB).

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