Montreal has already put in place by-laws on pesticides prohibiting the sale and use of several dangerous substances, including glyphosate, chlorpyrifos, and certain neonicotinoids. The city is now moving towards even tighter regulations, prohibiting the sale and domestic use of around 100 pesticides and the use of certain pesticides in agriculture, ornamental horticulture, and extermination.
The new regulations will also require an annual $200 permit for commercial users who wish to use pesticides. Commercial enterprises will have to provide an annual plan for the use and storage of pesticides and will be liable to fines of up to $4,000 in the event of non-compliance.
RCC will provide updates to its members as more details are released.