I do and right now my lawn is infested with them. Unfortunately there is little that I can do about this because our overlords have decided that something that has been tested and deemed safe has been banned by local and provincial governments.
The end result, lawns and roadways that look like crap.
I was talking about this with a friend the other day when he suggested that the laws against pesticide use would likely be struck down if there was ever a court challenge. He was surprised when I told him they had been challenged all the way to the Supreme Court.
In a landmark ruling authored by Madame Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé, one of the most liberal and ideological judges ever to sit on the bench, a local town’s ban on pesticides was upheld by the flimsiest of reasons.
The Town of Hudson, Quebec had passed a bylaw saying that it was illegal to use any herbicide or pesticide for aesthetic purposes. No nice looking lawn for you Buddy.
When the law was challenged, L’Heureux-Dubé upheld it based on part of Quebec’s Cities and Towns Act which gave municipalities the power to pass by-laws for the “general welfare” of the population. Now you can bet that if the by-law had been to ban brothels or heroin shooting galleries that this flimsy provision of law would not have been enough to uphold a ban. But on a federally tested and approved – and legal – product, ban away. Despite their claims, liberals don’t like science.
Since that court decision more bans have been passed. Now, lawns and roadways everywhere look like crap. Read more…