Ottawa Agrees To Review 23 Pesticides After Pressure From Enviros

"Environmentalists are declaring victory over an announcement by Ottawa that it will conduct a health review of 23 pesticides."

"Environmentalists are declaring victory over an announcement by Ottawa that it will conduct a health review of 23 pesticides, including a weed killer found everywhere from wheat fields to suburban lawns.

But they point out the decision comes only after several lawsuits were filed last summer and suggest it shouldn’t take legal action to get the federal government to follow the law.

'It is a victory in that sense, that we’re getting them to do something they’ve never done before,' said Elaine MacDonald of the environmental law group Ecojustice. 'But we shouldn’t have to sue them to get them to do it.'"

Bob Weber reports for the Canadian Press February 5, 2014.

Source: Canadian Press, 02/06/2014