ELC Executive Director Makes Submission on a Cosmetic Pesticide Ban to Legislative Committee

November 8, 2011

Chris Tollefson, former ELC Executive Director and Hakai Chair in Environmental Law and Sustainability, spoke to the Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides about the legal context for cosmetic pesticide law reform, addressed the precautionary principle and the need to take regulatory precaution seriously, and the ELC’s February 2010 written submissions and model bill. “We should have a regime that allows for local governments to set the bar higher or establish different requirements, as long as there is not a direct conflict with the provincial law,” he submitted. Read the full Hansard transcript here.