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August 2010

Annual seniors Restrictions and prohibitions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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Apart from some exceptions, the use or application
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Bus tickets of pesticides is prohibited outside buildings.
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Business To prevent harmful effects on the environment and 29 30 31

services public health, only low-impact biopesticides and

pesticides are allowed for use, and only under
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are prohibited (see list). 50 anniversary
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Anyone violating these provisions (or permitting Dollard-
Environment someone else to do so) is committing an offence des-Ormeaux’s
and is liable to a fine.
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Exceptions anniversary!
Use of
pesticides Use of a non-prohibited pesticide is permitted in Environment
the following cases: Protect your
A biopesticide to which no active antiparasidic
Lawn care and improve
ingredient has been added
your quality
In pools and decorative ponds or self-contained
Weed control of life
artificial basins
In highway or energy transportation corridors
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disease Exceptions with notification requirement Information
control on
Written notice must be sent, between 48 and 72 construction
Composting hours prior to the application, to the occupants of work in
any building in the area to be treated and also to Dollard-
the occupants of neighbouring buildings. des-Ormeaux
This notice must specify the area to be treated, the eNews
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On property used for agricultural or
Garbage and horticultural purposes First name:
recycling On grassed surfaces of a fenced land, equipped
collection with an irrigation system, which are used Last name:
exclusively for sports by persons aged 14 or
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grants Exceptions with permits and notification Submit
Maintenance Anyone wishing to use a pesticide under one of the
What is your
of equipment following exceptions must first obtain a temporary
appreciation of
and streets application permit:
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Municipal In case of infestation navigation?
taxes Within a 5 m radius of food warehouses and
food processing plants for vermin control Very favourable
Permits and Somewhat
certificates Special permits are issued by the Public Works favourable
Department (Green Line). Somewhat
Public safety unfavourable
Pesticide application conditions Very
Public unfavourable
transportation All pesticide applications included under the stated No opinion
exceptions must be carried out:
Snow removal Vote Results
Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through
Tickets Saturday
More than 3 m from a watercourse or body of
Water mains water where the land has a slope of less than
and sewers 30%, and more than 15 m from a watercourse
or body of water where the land has a slope of
30% or more
More than 3 m from a ditch
When it is not raining
When the winds do not exceed 15 km/h, if the
application is done by spraying
When the temperature is less than 25°C, if the
application is done by spraying
When there is no smog forecast by the
Meteorological Service of Canada of
Environment Canada
In accordance with the manufacturer’s

Other provisions

For all authorized applications, the pesticide user

must also ensure that:

Toys, bicycles, wading pools or other

equipment used by children are removed
Vegetable gardens and pools are protected
from contamination

Bilingual list of authorized low-impact products

Boric acid/Acide borique
D-cis, trans allethrin/D-cis, trans alléthrine
D-trans allethrin/D-trans alléthrine
isocinchomeronate/Isocinchoméronate de
Disodium octaborate
tetrahydrate/Octaborate disodique
Dormant oil/Huile de dormance
Ferrous phosphate/Phosphate ferrique
Insecticidal soap/Savon insecticide
N-octyl bicycloheptene
dicarboximide/N-octyl bicycloheptène
Piperonyl butoxyde/Butoxyde de pipéronyle
Silicon dioxide (diatomaceous
earth)/Dioxyde de silicium (terre diatomée)
Calcium sulfide or calcium
polysulfide/Sulfure de calcium ou
polysulfure de calcium
Acetic acid/Acide acétique
Glyphosate salt/Sel de glyphosate
Herbicidal soap/Savon herbicide
Mixture of carpic and pelargonic
acids/Mélange d’acides caprique et
All related biopesticides

Bilingual list of products prohibited at all times

2.4-D present as acid/formes acides
2.4-D present as amine salt/sels d’amine
2.4-D present as ester/esters
2.4-D present as sodium salt/sels de
Chlorthal dimethyl/Chlorthal diméthyl
MCPA present as amine salt/sels d’amine
MCPA present as ester/esters
MCPA present as potassium or sodium
salt/sels de potassium ou de sodium
Mecoprop present as acid/formes acides
Mecoprop present as amine salt/sels
Mecoprop present as potassium or sodium
salt/sels de potassium ou de sodium

City bylaw and Quebec’s Pesticides Management

Code governing the use of pesticides

The new bylaw concerning the use of pesticides

has raised concerns among lawn owners and
horticultural contractors. To protect green spaces,
legislation now in place that prohibits the retail sale
and use of the pesticides that are most harmful to
human health and the environment.
There are alternative solutions now available, e.g.
low impact pesticides that come in an ever-growing
variety of products, eco-friendly methods (both
physical and mechanical) and biological agents to
control ravaging insects.

Highlights of legislation governing the use of


In April 2003, the Quebec government adopted the

Pesticides Management Code prohibiting the use
and sale of pesticides in its territory. The code also
lists the most harmful pesticides (Schedule 1 of the
Pesticides Management Code).
In 2006, the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux passed
a bylaw concerning the use of pesticides. The
bylaw prohibits the use of any synthetic (chemical)
pesticides and requires that all lawn care
contractors who work in the City to register with
the City.
There are some non-toxic products approved for
use. These include low impact or biological control
agents (Schedule II of the Pesticides Management
In exceptional cases, after a problem has been
analyzed and all alternative solutions have proven
ineffective, a temporary application permit may be
issued. Contact the Green Line.

More information on pesticides

City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux

bylaw concerning the use of pesticides


The Ministry of Sustainable Development,

Environment and Parks and the Ministry of
the Environment
Pesticides Management Code
The Pesticides Management Code and You
Schedule 1: Prohibited active ingredients for
lawn care
Active ingredients permitted inside and outside
day care centres and primary and secondary
Toxicity of the main active ingredients
contained in household pesticides used on
green spaces (French only)
Gardening... naturally

PMRA – Pest Management Regulatory

Agency (website of the branch of Health
Canada that regulates pesticides approved
in Canada)

Pesticides and pest management

CAP – Coalition pour les alternatives aux


Low impact pesticides

Info on pesticides FAQs
Test your knowledge about pesticides (French


Montréal Botanical Garden

Montréal Botanical Garden

Getting to know low-impact pesticides
The Green Pages of the Montréal Botanical

CREER – Centre de recherche et d’éducation

à l’environnement régional

Natural products (French only)

How to apply for an application permit

In exceptional cases, a resident may be given a

temporary application permit to use a pesticide
after filing a permit request and where conditions
warrant. It that is, there is an infestation*, all
alternative solutions have exhausted and the area
to be treated is not in a sensitive zone**.
The owner of the area to be treated must contact
the Green Line and make an appointment to assess
the situation and diagnose the problem. The
resident should have proof of the service charges
incurred in recent years to maintain the lawn, such
as the contract for lawn care and treatment
services from a contractor, treatment with
nematodes, the purchase of compost, grass seed,
fertilizer, sod, rental of machinery and other related
expenses. The file will be examined at the time the
permit is requested.
Following the site visit and examination of the file,
an application permit may be issued conditionally,
in compliance with the recommendations made
during the preliminary visit, that is, areas damaged
by white grubs must be reseeded in order to obtain
a permit to apply a pesticide made specifically to
control this destructive insect.
The application contract must be awarded to a
lawn care contractor that is already registered with
the City. A temporary application permit, valid for
10 days, will be issued at a cost of $10. All permits
are issued by the Public Works Department, located
at 100 Glenmore.
Any temporary permit issued is valid only for the
kind of pesticide and for the location mentioned in
the permit request.
* Infestation: The presence of insects, mildew or
another toxic agent, except noxious weeds, on
more than 40–50% of a lawn area or on more than
5 m2 of a flower bed area. There is also infestation
where the presence of noxious weeds, insects,
mildew and other toxic agents, whatever their
extent, constitutes a safety or health hazard, a tree
or shrub hazard, or an animal health hazard.

**Sensitive zone: Childcare centres, day care

centres, drop-in day care centres, kindergartens or
home childcare services governed by the Act
respecting childcare centres and childcare services,
institutions providing preschool education services
or elementary or secondary school institution
services, institutions providing instructional services
at the college level, educational institutions at the
university level, health and social services
institutions, places of worship, residences for
senior citizens, playgrounds of municipal parks,
sports fields of municipal parks used by children
under the age of 14, municipal parks covered by an
ordinance, and a strip 5 m wide beyond the limit of
each parcel of land.
Note that a permit is not required for the
application of:

Low impact pesticides listed in Schedule II of

the bylaw governing the use of pesticides
Biological control agents as designated by the
PMRA (Pest Management Regulatory Agency)
Mineral oils
What to do when a person is affected by pesticides

Bring the person to a well-ventilated area and ask

him or her to lie on their side.
Call the Québec Poison Control Centre, at
1-800-463-5060 (toll-free emergency hotline, 24
hours a day, 7 days a week) and follow the
instructions given to you. If the person’s condition
seems serious, drive them to the hospital;
remember to take the product label with you.
What to do when you notice a suspicious
smell? Call the Green Line at 514-684-1012
local 507 as soon as possible.

Concerned departments

Public Works – Green Line, 514-684-1034

Municipal Patrol, 514-684-6111

The information contained on this site has no legal

authority; the official text (Bylaw R-2006-020)
takes precedence.
Download the bylaw.

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