Campaign resources

Click here for a copy of the petition to ban Tordon 101. Please print the petition and ask your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to sign it.

Click here for a handout, “Five Reasons to Ban Tordon 101” that can be taken on signature drives or distributed in your community.


The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is spraying the herbicide Tordon 101 along highways and on the 1,100km transmission line from central Labrador to the Avalon Peninsula as part of the Muskrat Falls project. There are serious questions about the impact on human health from the use of Tordon 101, and the clear alternative is to create jobs and hire workers to clear the brush through mechanical means.

The goal of this campaign is to gather 15,000 signatures on the petition to ban Tordon 101.  If you decide to participate, please get in touch so we can support your efforts. Groups that support this effort include The Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides NL, Friends of Grand River-Mistashipu, the St. John’s chapter of the Council of Canadians, and the Social Justice Cooperative NL. If your group would like to support this campaign, please contact us.

Below is some background information on Tordon 101:

Factsheet on picloram (an ingredient in Tordon 101) by Caroline Cox in the Journal of Pesticide Reform

Tordon 101 label

Photos of workers applying Tordon 101 without protective gear

The 101 on Tordon 101

CBC news coverage on Tordon 101

Greg Malone on VOCM talks about Tordon 101

Jim Learning on VOCM talks about Tordon 101

St. John’s East MHA George Murphy speaks in House of Assembly on Tordon 101


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