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An Extraordinary Day in Vancouver

Canadian political leader Linda Reid and Canadian Cancer Society public issues manager Kathryn Seely are both advocating for lawn pesticide reform.

Canadian political leader Linda Reid and Canadian Cancer Society public issues manager Kathryn Seely are both advocating for lawn pesticide reform.

We’re in the midst of a whirlwind day here in Vancouver, British Columbia, full of press briefings, political networking and more press interviews. It’s all building to the Vancouver premiere of A Chemical Reaction — during a time when British Columbia is in the midst of a public comment period on whether or not the province should follow Ontario and Quebec with pesticides bans.

Among our meetings today was a stop at the office of Linda Reid, a leading member of the legislative assembly (MLA). Much like state representatives in the states, MLAs represent the views of their constituents in the legislative assembly, and take part in committees and debates on provincial legislation. She spoke highly in favor of the pesticide ban. As a mother of two, she said, it’s the only move that makes sense.

We’ll report back tonight or early tomorrow on the film screening. Turnout is expected to be in the hundreds. Here is a Canadian Cancer Society press release on the subject: http://www.cancer.ca/British%20Columbia-Yukon/About%20us/Media%20centre/BC-Media%20releases/Unprecedented%20coalition%20of%2018%20Health.aspx?sc_lang=en

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Paul Tukey

An international leader of the green movement, Mr. Tukey is a journalist, author, filmmaker, TV host, activist and award-winning public speaker, who is widely recognized as North America's leading advocate for landscape sustainability and toxic pesticide reduction strategies.

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  • http://horsemansu.com April Reeves

    Hi Paul, loved the documentary last night! What surprised me were the large numbers of people under 30. The youth is waking up, and taking action on these matters. It was so great to see this. And thank you so much for your efforts. You are a true example of how one person can change history. We will keep the efforts up at our end as well. Thank you.

  • Bill Rossi

    I was there, too, and your film was a triumph. Congratulations and keep up the good work. Honestly, I thought the Canadian Cancer Society should just give you the money you need to get the film across Canada. They couldn’t possibly come up with a more effective tool in their movement. It’s a no-brainer. In the meantime, I’ll spread the word.

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