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Pesticide Meeting on March 12 (fwd)

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Message-ID: <59026E2E203DD211A5BA0008C7B1E89A0268962F@COREXCH01>
From: "Bergen, Laura" <bergenla@rmoc.on.ca>
Subject: Pesticide Meeting on March 12 
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 09:20:55 -0500 

The upcoming HDUUP meeting originally scheduled for Monday March 13th has
been cancelled due to other pesticide / environmental events. Information on
these follows. Please feel free to circulate the information below to anyone
you feel would be interested.

Laura Bergen
Assistant to Councillor Holmes

The Campaign for Pesticide Reduction, Ontario and Health Dangers of Urban
Use Pesticides Working Group, Ottawa-Carleton invite you to attend:

BANNING TOGETHER - Sunday March 12th, 12:00 - 5:00pm
			  Colonel By Room, Region of Ottawa-Carleton, 111
Lisgar St.

An afternoon for eco-activists and associates concerned about pesticides to
network and hear speakers address health concerns, legal updates and
lobbying campaigns geared to pesticide reform and the promotion of
eco-friendly landscaping. The speakers will be:
Nicole Bruinsma MD, VP Canadian Association of Physicians for  the
Environment (CAPE) and Andrea Lockwood from Chelsea about Chelsea's bylaw
and medical concerns about lawn chemicals

Judith Spence RN, CEO Environmental Illness Association of Canada about lawn
chemicals and chemical sensitivities to them

Melissa McDonald, articling student, giving a legal perspective on the
status of current municipal bylaws, and an update on the Hudson Quebec bylaw
challenge before the Supreme Court of Canada

Lori Stalbrand and Craig Bolkjovac, World Wildlife Fund on WWF's efforts to
improve Federal legislation, amend the Pest Control Products Act, lobbying
efforts planned for Monday March 13th on the Hill

Admission is free and your participation is encouraged! There is excellent
bus access from the Transitway and the Rideau Centre, and often street
parking on or near Lisgar St.

Agenda:	12:00-1:00: bring your own bag lunch - networking time for pesticide
		1:00-3:30: speakers, questions and comments, announcements
		3:30-4:30: planning session for day of lobbying with WWF on
The Hill, Monday March 13.   

contact: Peggy Land 747-9651 for more information.  Offers of help to
publicize much appreciated, please pass the word!

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