Despite NAFTA challenge, municipalities and provinces maintain right to ban pesticides

July 29, 2011

 Canadian provinces and municipalities have won the right to maintain their own laws regarding pesticide use, despite challenges under the NAFTA Agreement. In 2009 DOW Chemicals claimed Quebec’s pesticide ban had resulted a loss of $2 million due to the ban of 2, 4-D herbicides. They have since dropped their case and have “acknowledg[ed] that provinces, territories and municipalities may regulate pesticides in a more restrictive manner than provided for under federal law.” Read more at David Suzuki Foundation.