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Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick

Standing Committee on Climate Change and Environmental Stewardship

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS AND CALL FOR BRIEFS:
PESTICIDE AND HERBICIDE USE IN NEW BRUNSWICK

The Standing Committee on Climate Change and Environmental Stewardship, an all-party permanent committee of the Legislative Assembly, is seeking public input on the use of pesticides and herbicides, including glyphosate, in the province.     

Glyphosate is an herbicide used for a wide variety of purposes in forestry and agriculture, and for weed control in industrial, commercial and domestic settings. While certain studies have indicated that glyphosate may not pose a cancer risk to humans at current exposure rates, many New Brunswickers remain concerned about its use.

The public hearings on pesticide and herbicide use, including glyphosate, have been postponed indefinitely.  

Individuals, organizations, subject-matter experts and stakeholders who wish to make a presentation to the committee on the use of pesticides and herbicides, including glyphosate, should notify the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly by phone or e-mail by Friday, April 3. Those who are unable to make a presentation and prefer to submit a written brief on the subject should do so by Friday, April 3.

Office of the Clerk
Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, N.B.
E3B 5H1
Telephone: (506) 453-2506
E-mail: leg-consultations@gnb.ca

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