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Gideon Forman

Executive Director, Canadian Assn. of Physicians for the Environment

Gideon Forman holds a master's degree in philosophy from McGill University. He interned at The Nation magazine and received scholarships for creative writing and leadership from the Banff Centre.

In 2004, he became executive director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE). Under his leadership, CAPE won a Canadian Environment Award and an Ontario Nature award for its effort to ban lawn pesticides.

In 2013, he was awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for his environmental protection work.
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New Pesticide Regulations Won't Protect B.C. Children

The government seems to believe that if poisons are used by licensed personnel they are acceptable. This is nonsense. Pesticides pose very significant health risks for people and the environment no matter who sprays them. Poisons don't become benign just because the person using them has been given proper instructions.
03/19/2013 06:54 EDT