Coinciding with Canadian Environment Week, the Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides NL, Friends of Grand River-Mistashipu, and Social Justice Cooperative NL have organized a “Provincial Day of Action on Tordon 101,” Sat. June 7, in communities throughout the province (Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Stephenville, St. John’s, others to be confirmed).
The St. John's Chapter of the Council of Canadians will be out to participate in the Provincial Day of Action on Tordon 101, which aims to raise awareness on the use of the dangerous pesticide Tordon 101 in the provincial government’s road-side spray program and on the proposed 1,100km Labrador-island transmission link as part of the Muskrat Falls project.
The Day of Action will consist of a door-to-door signature drive and public meetings in various communities, and is the initial step of an ambitious goal by this coalition of groups to gather 15,000 signatures on a petition to ban Tordon 101 in the province.
Download the petition and fact sheet from the campaign website: www.bantordon101.wordpress.com
Read the article in the Independent about the Day of Action:
Visit the Facebook event page here: