The Coalition for a Healthy Ottawa

Who Supports Municipal Pesticide By-laws?  

Some of the Organizations calling for Municipal Pesticide By-laws include:

  • Allergy and Environmental Health Association
  • Allergy Asthma Information Association
  • Association of Early Childhood Educators, Ontario
  • Board of Trustees, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • Breast Cancer Prevention Coalition
  • Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Canadian Environmental Law Association
  • Canadian Federation of University Women
  • Canadian Institute of Child Health
  • Canadian Labour Congress
  • Canadian Liver Foundation
  • Canadian Nurses Association
  • Canadian Pediatric Society -- former President Dr. Robin Walker
  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association
  • Canadian Public Health Association
  • Canadian Society for Environmental Medicine
  • Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
  • Great Lakes United
  • Health Action Network Society
  • Humane Society of Canada
  • International Institute of Concern for Public Health
  • Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
  • The Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara
  • The Lung Association of Nova Scotia
  • Medical Officers of Health:
  • Dr. Sheila Basrur, Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • Dr. Alban Goddard-Hill, Former Acting Medical Officer of Health, Hastings & P.E. Counties
  • Dr. Robert Cushman, Former M.O.H., Ottawa
  • Dr. Robert Strang, M.O.H., Nova Scotia, Central Region
  • Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Acting M.O.H.,  Toronto
  • Michael O'Sullivan, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Canada
  • New Brunswick Lung Association
  • Newfoundland & Labrador Medical Association
  • Nova Scotia Canadian Institute for the Blind
  • Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians
  • Nova Scotia Government Employees Union
  • Ontario College of Family Physicians
  • Ontario Nature
  • Ontario Public Health Association
  • Ottawa and District Labour Council
  • Pesticide Exposure Group of Sufferers
  • Pesticide Free Ontario
  • Physicians from CHEO
  • Prince Edward County Federation of Naturalists
  • Registered Nurses Association of Ontario
  • Dr. Rob Rutledge, oncologist at the QE II Medical Centre (Halifax area)
  • Sierra Club of Canada
  • Toronto Board of Health
  • Toronto Environmental Alliance
  • United Steel Workers of America
  • Dr. Vance L. Trudeau, Associate -- Professor of Biology, University of Ottawa
  • Women’s Healthy Environments Network
  • World Wildlife Fund

Close to home, the list of Ottawa doctors who support the call by the Coalition for a Healthy Ottawa for a by-law includes:

  • the CHEO heads of Pediatrics, Neonatology, and Endocrinology
  • the director of the CHEO Research Institute  
  • the CHEO Board of Trustees
  • the chair of the Canadian Leukemia Studies Group
  • the Director of Epidemiology at Chalmers’ Research Institute
  • the head of the in vitro / fertility clinic at the Civic Hospital (now Ottawa Hospital)
  • the head of the Rehabilitation Centre
  • several environmental medical specialists
  • numerous doctors and scientists at the University of Ottawa.

For a list of municipalities that have implemented pesticide bylaws, please click here.

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