Canadian Cancer Society to make presentation to Council

By David F. Rooney

The Canadian Cancer Society has been granted a request that its representatives have an opportunity to speak to City Council when it considers a proposed cosmetic pesticides bylaw in September.

Councillor Tony Scarcella made a motion on Tuesday that the society be granted the opportunity to address the issue.

No date has yet been set for consideration of the bylaw.

Penny Page-Brittin, the City’s new environmental sustainability coordinator, will be briefing Council on the ins and outs of the cosmetic pesticide controversy during its August 17 meeting as a Committee of the Whole.

Last February Council asked municipal staff to gather information about the feasibility of drafting a bylaw to ban the use of synthetic cosmetic pesticides on both public and private land. That work is well in hand, Mayor David Raven said.