The en­vi­ron­ment not city pri­or­ity

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

“Blue Dot P.E.I. has is­sued a news re­lease con­grat­u­lat­ing... Char­lot­te­town as the first mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties on P.E.I. that rec­og­nize their cit­i­zens’ right to live in a healthy en­vi­ron­ment” (Guardian July 27).

Was it not just a cou­ple of weeks ago that Char­lot­te­town city coun­cil voted down a ban on cos­metic pes­ti­cides?

How can it be rec­og­nized for giv­ing its cit­i­zens the right to a healthy en­vi­ron­ment when it still al­lows the spray­ing of toxic chem­i­cals that cause cancer, res­pi­ra­tory prob­lems, poi­son our wa­ter, pol­lute our air, and en­dan­ger our chil­dren, pets and wildlife.

Char­lot­te­town coun­cil is not a stew­ard of our en­vi­ron­ment.

It is filled with hyp­ocrites who don’t have the courage to sup­port what is right - the ban­ning of cos­metic pes­ti­cides. And yet, they take credit for en­sur­ing the right to a healthy en­vi­ron­ment. Surely this is a joke.

They can­not do both. Katie McIn­nis Strat­ford

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