Restricted Pesticides Easy To Buy In Winnipeg Despite Ban, I-Team Finds

"Manitoba's cosmetic pesticide ban was supposed to keep weed killers like Roundup out of the battle against pesky yet harmless weeds, but a CBC News investigation found store after store flouting the rules.

'It's a big deal,' said Manitoba Eco-Network executive director, Curt Belton. 'The fact that the retailers either aren't being educated or aren't actually complying is a little bit disturbing.'

Secret shoppers hit the Polo Park, Garden City and Regent locations of major garden product retailers.

In total, six out of nine stores sold the product in contravention of the legislation."

Joanne Levasseur and Katie Nicholson report for CBC News May 30, 2016.

Source: CBC News, 05/31/2016