Warning labels at the pumps?

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Published on: May 14, 2015

National Post / Victor Ferreira / 11 May 2015

Rob Shirkey with gas pump.jpgCity council in West Vancouver, B.C., unanimously voted to support the placement of warnings, similar to those found on cigarette packages, about species extinction, ocean acidification and respiratory problems in children on every gas nozzle. The municipality will present the idea and look for support at the Union of B.C. municipalities in September, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference in 2016.

The Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities and the city of Moncton, N.B., have voted to support the recommendation. City council in Guelph, Ont., will be voting to do the same in late May.

Rob Shirkey, a Toronto activist and lawyer, founded Our Horizon in 2013 and has been travelling across Canada, presenting the idea of warning labels as a simple fix that can change the world.