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Whirlwind Canadian Tour Moves to British Columbia

Paul Tukey appeared in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday afternoon for the city's premiere of the film A Chemical Reaction. (MetroNews photo)

Paul Tukey appeared in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday afternoon for the city’s premiere of the film A Chemical Reaction. (MetroNews photo)

Representatives of the Environmental Law Centre, the Canadian Cancer Society and the non-profit law group EcoJustice gathered Sunday for a robust conversation about a cosmetic pesticide ban that has thus far eluded any citizens of the province of Alberta, Canada.

The environmental advocates used the occasion of the Edmonton premiere of the film, A Chemical Reaction, to try to bring attention to what some local residents consider to be a failing of province’s public policy.

“Eighty percent of Canadians are protected from lawn chemicals by bylaws in other communities and provinces,” said Dr. Raquel Feroe. “The vast majority of the people in Canada left unprotected are in Alberta. It’s time to change that.”

Other attendees included the local media, the president of the local school board and many residents who stayed after the film for a question-and-answer panel discussion moderated by Sarah Hawkins of the Cancer Society.

The SafeLawns tour of western Canada continues for the remainder of this week beginning with a film screening this evening at 7:30 in the village of Sparwood: http://www.wildsight.ca/events/sparwood-film-screening-monday-april-18. Details on other screenings this week can be found at the SafeLawns Calendar of Events.

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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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