EcoJustice to Present A Chemical Reaction in Ottawa
We’ve known about the date for quite some time. Today, EcoJustice Canada released this information about the Ontario premiere of A Chemical Reaction:
Coming March 11
uOttawa-Ecojustice Environmental Law Clinic, UOttawa Ecojustice Clinic and University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law present A Chemical Reaction
DETAILS: A Chemical Reaction Film Screening at 7 pm, University of Ottawa, 57 Louis Pasteur, Fauteux Hall, Gowlings Moot Court (Room 147).
Witness one of the most powerful and effective community initiatives in the history of North America. For 17 years, residents and the municipal government of Hudson, Quebec raised the alarm over the dangerous health impacts of chemical pesticides and fought to keep them out of their small community. Their fight culminated in a 2001 Supreme Court win against pesticides companies and a precedent that guaranteed the rights of all Canadian municipalities to ban the cosmetic use of pesticides.
Ecojustice was instrumental in securing this precedent from Canada’s highest court — a first in North America, and an environmental and human health victory that would eventually lead to bans in more than 100 municipalities and province wide bans in Quebec and Ontario. Paul Tukey, the film’s creator and former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dube will be on site to present the film and take questions from the audience.