Every year, helicopters douse Ontario's precious forests with glyphosate -- a toxic herbicide that has been linked to cancer and harms endangered species.
The goal? To wipe out almost all trees except for a few species that the logging companies can make the most money chopping down for lumber.
After decades of this annual "rain of death," First Nations have noticed that the number of beavers, porcupines, birds, and bees in the forest have plummeted. Yet, Premier Doug Ford is refusing to listen — once again choosing to put industry profits over the environment, Indigenous rights, and the health of Ontarians.
Spraying Ontario’s precious forests with glyphosate is completely unnecessary. Quebec banned all herbicides for forestry in 2001, and Ontario could easily follow and set the example for other Canadian provinces.
Sign this petition to tell Premier Ford to ban glyphosate spraying today!
CTV News. 23 January 2021.
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