We agree with the authors of the Discussion Paper that there are some significant problems with the current Act and its regulations. We agree with some of the points raised in the Discussion Paper (for example, the recognition of the rights of tenants in a residence in which pesticides are used). However, the Discussion Paper represents a one-sided contribution to the debate, justifying decisions that are already reflected in the draft Legislation, rather than promoting genuine public consideration of the issues behind pesticide management. Before turning to the Legislation itself, it is worth commenting on some of the shortcomings of the Discussion Paper.
"Integrated Pest Management Act" Falls Short : West Coast Environmental Law's Submissions on the Proposed Integrated Pest Management Act Author(s):
Pesticide, Pesticide Law, British Columbia, Pesticide Management
November 1, 2002
West Coast Environmental Law