Tiffany Paulsen | Survey Results Close

In 2005 the City of Saskatoon adopted a bylaw to ban smoking in all public places including outdoor patios of restaurants and bars. If elected to Saskatoon city council, would you support a bylaw extending the ban to other outdoor public places including the following?
Children’s playgrounds YES YES NO NO NO UNDECIDED
Sports fields
(e.g. soccer pitches, baseball diamonds, etc)
YES YES NO NO NO UNDECIDED
Fixed seating or bleachers
(e.g. stadiums)
YES YES NO NO NO UNDECIDED
On municipal property used for public gatherings
(e.g. festivals, concerts, exhibition grounds)
YES YES NO NO NO UNDECIDED
COMMENTS:As a new mother, limiting my daughter’s exposure to second hand smoke is an issue that is very important to me. Research shows that if children and youth are not exposed to adult smoking behaviour, they may be less likely to think of it as normal.

Protecting children from second hand smoke is particularly important because children do not have a choice when it comes to exposure to second-hand smoke in play areas. Children, especially infants and toddlers, are not able to choose to relocate themselves when faced with second-hand smoke.
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If elected to Saskatoon city council, would you support a city bylaw that would ban the use of pesticides for cosmetic purposes on all city and private property?
NO YES NO NO YES UNDECIDED
COMMENTS:As a member of the Saskatoon Environmental Advisory Committee, I was proud to support the annual pesticide education program both at a committee level and during City Council budget deliberations.

As a lawyer, it would be important to me to see the draft legislation prior to agreeing to it. As many are aware the Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the right of a municipality to create legislation to ban pesticides – however, the implementation of those bylaws can take many forms.