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e-2738 (Environment)

E-petition
Initiated by Sheryl McCumsey from Powell River, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Minister of Health

Whereas:
  • We do not consent to and strongly oppose the use of herbicides as well as surfactants applied by the forestry industry which is detrimental to the environment, local flora and fauna, and water sources; and
  • Herbicides are being used by the forestry industry to prevent the natural return of the forest’s biodiversity, increasing the risk to forest fires and in turn accelerating climate change, risking a loss of economic value, threatening communities and the overall health of Canadians.
We, the undersigned, the electors of Canada, call upon the Minister of Health to ban the commercial use of herbicides in the forestry industry in Canada, with the exception of addressing invasive species that are well documented.
Open for signature
July 16, 2020, at 8:14 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
November 13, 2020, at 8:14 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Rachel Blaney
North Island—Powell River
New Democratic Party Caucus
British Columbia
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