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Laura Murray is an Associate Professor in the English Department of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and creator of the website


Samuel Trosow is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. He is jointly appointed in the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies.

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London Pesticide By-Law to Come into Force September 30th PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 September 2008

London's Pesticide By-Law will come into effect on Setpember 30th. While the provincial government's Bill 64 will supersede such local measures when it is declared to be in force, that is not going to occur until after the Ministry of the Environment completes its review of the new regulations, and it is unclear how long this process will take.


So for now at least, the by-law will take effect as originally planned. In anticipation of the new by-law, which will prohibit the cosmetic use of pesticides in the City of London subject to certain specified exceptions, the City will be sponsoring a Household Special Waste Drop-Off on Saturday September 20th. 


But what are the plans for the city to actually enforce the new by-law?  That question is svery much up in the air as the city has just now proposed several amendments to the by-law, including a section on enforcement. These are addressed in the Staff Report that will be going to a special Public Partication meeting of City Council's Environment and Transportation Committee to be held Setpember 22nd at 7pm at City Hall. No doubt the opponents  to the by-law will make the argument that the city should suspend all enforcement efforts given the provincial measure. However there is nothing in the provincial act that would diminish the city's ability to continue with an education an enforcement program in the long run. The important issue though is that when the by-law comes into effect in two weeks, there be an enforcement mechanism in place. 



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I am an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario jointly appointed to the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS).


Before coming to Western, I was a law librarian at the Boalt Hall Law Library at the University of California at Berkeley and before that I was in private law practice in California. My doctoral work in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA focused on information policy issues.


I am currently a Network Investigator and Theme Leader with the GRAND NCE and also serve on the Librarians Committee of the  Canadian Association of University Teachers.

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