Demonstrators will spread banned-in-P.E.I. substance on legislative assembly building's lawn
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Earth Action plans to protest chemical cosmetic pesticides by breaking the law Wednesday.
The environmental advocacy group is inviting citizens opposed to the use of chemical cosmetic pesticides on lawns to contravene the P.E.I. Pesticides Control Act at the event on the Province House lawn immediately before the legislative assembly sits on Wednesday.
Sharon Labchuk of Earth Action says people will spread corn gluten on the lawn. Corn gluten was banned by the P.E.I. government in 2010 but promoted by other provincial governments as a non-toxic weed seed inhibitor.
The event begins at 1:30 p.m.
Environment Minister Janice Sherry and Opposition Leader Steven Myers have been invited to explain their parties' positions.