TO THE HONOURABLE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY OF THE PROVINCE OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED The petition of the undersigned residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, Humbly Sheweth; Whereas Tordon 101 contains the chemicals 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and Picloram; and Whereas the chemical Picloram is a known cancer causing carcinogen; and Whereas the provincial government has banned the cosmetic use of the pesticide 2,4- Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2-4-D); and Whereas safer alternatives are available to the provincial government for brush clearance such as manual labour, alternative competitive seeding methods, and/or the mechanical removal of brush; and Whereas the provincial government is responsible for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of its citizens; WHEREUPON the undersigned, your petitioners, humbly pray and call upon the House of Assembly to urge Government to cease the use of chemicals covered under its own cosmetic pesticide ban and begin using safer methods of brush clearance that will not place its citizens in harms way. And as in duty bound your petitioners will ever pray:
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