What motivated Debbie Lazar to advocate for the Canadian Cancer Society and tell Brad’s Story [she and Meg Sears told many he died of garden pesticide exposure]?

This may shorten Debbie and Megs Career as an advocate for Cancer.  Now that the public knows the truth.

Introduction
WCAT Decision Number:                        WCAT-2008-00782

WCAT Decision Date: March 11, 2008

Panel: Randy Lane, Vice Chair

The worker’s widow, Ms. M (not her real initial), has appealed to WCAT from the October 12, 2006 decision of a review officer with the Review Division of the Workers’ Compensation Board, operating as WorkSafeBC (Board).  The review officer confirmed January 4, 2006, February 8, 2006, and March 2, 2006 Board decisions that the worker’s lung cancer was not due to the nature of his employment as a groundskeeper.

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Peachland Article:

Dr. Sears, Dr. Bell and a host of other professionals and lay people are working towards the ban of cosmetic uses of pesticides in Canada, something that began in Hudson, Quebec in 1991. Hudson’s bylaw 270 was the first to restrict the use of pesticides in Canada. A 10-year legal challenge from pesticide manufacturers ensued, which eventually went to the Supreme Court. There, in a unanimous decision, the court upheld Hudson's pesticide bylaw. Today, restrictions or outright bans on pesticides are in place in 127 municipalities across the country, including the entire province of Quebec. In the whirlwind that has become her life, Debbie Lazar became an advocate with the Canadian Cancer Society, going from one municipality to another, telling Brad's story and encouraging elected officials to ban pesticides. "We want people to know this is causing cancer," said Debbie. She has been to Kamloops and Kelowna (both considering pesticide-banning bylaws) and will be off to the Kootenay's shortly, to spread the message of the danger of pesticides. In addition to being a pesticide-banning advocate, Debbie wants the Workmen's Compensation Board to set up a new category in its books for pesticide applicators who have been stricken with cancer. Debbie has one other goal, a big one, and one that that is near and dear to her heart: seeing a bylaw enacted in Peachland banning pesticides in the town where her husband tended the gardens. Mayor Graham Reid said Tuesday he hasn’t heard any complaints from the public about pesticides. He said it is standard for the town to see what other Central Okanagan municipalities do in regards to new policies and try to piggy-back on new bylaws.

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2 comments on “What motivated Debbie Lazar to advocate for the Canadian Cancer Society and tell Brad’s Story [she and Meg Sears told many he died of garden pesticide exposure]?

  1. debbielazar August 31, 2010 1:03 pm

    What motivates me as an advocate, is to save lives from losing my husband. Has been from the beginning, and is to this day. Opening up a section in WCB would have caused huge awareness, therefore better protecting the worker, preventing other families from going through what mine did. No matter WCB’s outcome of my husbands case, scientific studies have proven time and time again that pesticides cause cancer and other horrifying, debilitating health problems. Even though WCB clearly has the interests of industry closer to their heart then the safety of the worker, it is simply a matter of time before the ill effects of these deadly chemicals become known to the public at large.

  2. uncleadolph September 3, 2010 10:23 pm

    [“We want people to know this is causing cancer,” said Debbie. She has been to Kamloops and Kelowna (both considering pesticide-banning bylaws) and will be off to the Kootenay’s shortly, to spread the message of the danger of pesticides.]

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    This is wrong for you to preach Debbie Lazar.

    You are looking for something to blame your husbands death on, just like Meg Sears and her Golf Course Story. Or how about Sarah Newton and her Soccer Friend’s death. Paul Tukey’s wife blames Paul Tukey for his son’s ADHD.

    This blog is intended to expose persons like yourself and let the public decide if your are being honest, if your opinions are valid, should they be considered when publicly discussing pesticides and the Livelihood of Green Industry Members you are destroying.

    If there were effective Alternatives to the pesticides that are being banned, do you not think the Green Industry would be using them and happily continuing on with their Business?

    It is hard to make a living and satisfy paying customers when you are forced to use or sell sub standard products.

    Remember, Health Canada [The Canadian Federal Government] approves these products [on Lawns] you are trying to say are dangerous.

    Anti-Government, Anti-Pesticide, Anti-Choice is your message. There is no Pro-Health Advocating, just fables and bedtime stories.

    If you can provide real evidence of your claims we are all ears and would gladly post the proof on UNCLEADOLPH for everyone to see.

    Unfortunately Ms. Cottam could not come up with any solid evidence, just a repeat of Meg Sears discredited Bibliographical expertise evidence and a reference to a conveniently reinterpreted Precautionary Principle which makes climbing ladders or eating dinner with a sharp knife unsafe.

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