In a statement, Laurence Lavigne Lalonde, executive committee member responsible for the ecological transition said "by banning the use of the pesticides most toxic and most harmful for biodiversity, such as glyphosate and neonicotinoids, we are protecting the health of Montrealers, of the environment and maintaining the balance of biodiversity."
The new pesticide bylaw, which is expected to come into effect in 2022, bans the sale of about 100 pesticides that are used for agriculture and domestic gardening.
Commercial pesticide applicators will require a $200 permit to use certain pesticides and can face fines of up to $4,000 for non-compliance. They must also provide the city with a record of pesticide use each year.
Montreal is the first municipality in Canada to establish such a bylaw.
"The harmful effects of pesticides on health are increasingly documented," said Mayor Valérie Plante. "Doctors and scientists have sounded the alarm about their impact on humans and the environment, and it is imperative to act."
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The screening will take place at the foot of Old Montreal in the Parc du Champs-de-Mars behind City Hall. The movie will be projected onto the wall of the Palais de Justice tower. In a Facebook post, Ville-Marie said this was a first-of-its-kind event.
The borough has selected the 2011 movie Monsieur Lazhar directed by Philippe Falardeau. The movie follows an Algerian immigrant to Montreal who "is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom," according to the IMDb plot summary. It's rated PG-13.
The event is free, but the borough warns spaces are limited. Prospective attendees are required to reserve tickets on Eventbrite. There are still spots available as of the time of writing.
The projection begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 2. Ville-Marie also promises on-site entertainment from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Attendees 13 years old and older will need to show their vaccine passports to access the site.
Get the details below.
Free Outdoor Movie Screening In Downtown Montreal
When: Thursday, September 2, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Parc du Champ-de-Mars
Why You Need To Go: To mark the end of summer with one last outdoor movie.