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Pesticide ban to be introduced today

Long-promised legislation to phase out the sale and use of synthetic pesticides on lawns in Manitoba will be introduced today.

Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh is scheduled to introduce the Environment Amendment Act (Reducing Pesticide Exposure) bill before question period begins in the afternoon. The bill has been on the government's agenda for several years.

The province has said it plans to institute the ban in time for the 2015 lawn-care season.

The province has cited studies showing associations between pesticide use and adverse health effects for bringing in the ban. Homeowners would be granted a one-year grace period after the law is in place before facing any penalties.

A pesticide is a general term encompassing herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 22, 2014 A2

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