Ph.D.,CEO of Oraclepoll Research Limited
"Wind – related Research"
This guy and Gideon Forman are buddies. Possibly Drinking Buddies.
Paul created the bogus Pesticide Ban Polls since 2001
Now he is a founding member of Friends of Wind. Promoting Wind Generation in Ontario.
Things must be pretty stressful for him right now, he trashed half the town in his Black Mercedes and tried to get away with it.
Unfortuantely he left his license plate behind at the first crash scene and disabled the vehicle at the second crash scene.
I don't think he is too worried about saving lives or promoting a Healthy community.
Coaltion for a Healthy Ottawa FLORA
Pesticide Polls and Surveys Across Canada
Province of Ontario:
Sept 4, 2008 – A poll conducted by Oracle Poll Research has found strong public supportfor extending Ontario's cosmetic pesticide ban to golf courses with nearly 7 out of 10Ontarians agreeing that pesticide use on golf courses should be phased out. Formore information, please click here.
A January 2007 survey conducted by Oraclepoll Research for Pesticide FreeOntario (PFO) and the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE)found that 71 per cent of Ontarians support a provincial law prohibiting lawn andgarden pesticides. According to an article in the Globe and Mail on February 26, 2007,supporters of a Ontario-wide ban, similar to Quebec's Pesticide Management Code,come from all parties. "Whether people are Conservative or Green, it's still a majority,"Gideon Forman, Executive Diretor of CAPE said. "It shows it's not a partisan thing." TheOracle poll results can be downloaded by clicking here.
On October 31, 2001, Oraclepoll Research Ltd. Released an Ontario-wide poll which indicated that 82 per cent of Ontario residents support municipal bylaws restrictingthe use of cosmetic pesticides on private residential property. Of the 27 per centwho use chemical pesticides 76 per cent said they would very likely stop using them if they were provided with methods on creating a weed free lawn and garden.
City of Ottawa: 72 per cent of Ottawa taxpayers support a bylaw to phase out theuse of toxic lawn pesticides according to an Oracle poll Research Limited poll releasedMarch 29, 2007 by the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Association ofPhysicians for the Environment. Support for a pesticide bylaw is up from 61.9 per cent in 2002. In addition, 79 per cent indicated that lawn pesticides are a public healthissue, while only 17 per cent said pesticides are a property-rights issue. Eighty-four percent also believe lawn pesticides threaten the environment which is up from 77 percent in 2005. Approximately 70 per cent of the people surveyed who live in rural areas
Sudbury man charged after two accidents
By STAR STAFF
Posted 2 months ago
A 47-year-old man was arrested after he was involved in two collisions in the city's south end.
The first collision happened about 8:30 p.m. Friday when a black Mercedes left the roadway on Maki Avenue, drove up on a lawn and struck a cluster of rocks before driving away, police said.
The driver failed to remain at the scene, but left the licence plate of his vehicle behind.
The same vehicle was involved in a second collision on Regent Street, where it drove off the paved portion of a private parking lot, striking a large boulder. The vehicle was immobilized, police said.
The driver was later arrested and taken to Sudbury Regional Hospital to be treated for his injuries.
The man had more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system to drive.
Paul Seccaspina, 47, of Sudbury, has been charged with impaired operation of a vehicle, failing a breath test and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.
The accused's licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.
Seccaspina appeared in bail court on Monday afternoon and was released from custody. He is to appear in court again on June 29.
'He almost lost it all'
Posted 2 months ago
Paul Seccaspina had a deadly blood alcohol level when he attempted to drive his vehicle from his home on Maki Avenue to his office on Regent Street on the evening of June 10, a Sudbury court heard on Friday.
He ended up driving off the roadway twice, striking rocks. The second crash immobilized his vehicle and caused a large laceration to his forehead, the court heard.
The 47-year-old had blood alcohol level readings, which were taken about four hours after the second crash, of 340 and 320. The legal limit to drive is 80. His lawyer, Ted Conroy, estimates his client's blood alcohol level was likely over 400 at the time of the crash.
"He almost lost it all that night," Conroy said. He said he not only could have died as a result of his high blood alcohol level, but also as a result of the collisions.
The veteran defense lawyer told the court he can recall only two cases involving individuals who had alcohol levels that high that survived.
Seccaspina pleaded guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice on Friday to impaired driving.
"I apologize to my family, my employees and the community," Seccaspina said before he was sentenced.
Assistant Crown attorney Andrew Slater told the court Seccaspina was drinking at his residence on Maki Avenue and left in his vehicle between 8 and 8:30 p.m. on June 10.
He drove his Mercedes off the road onto the lawn of another residence on Maki, striking a set of decorative stones, Slater said.
"A piece of the bumper was left behind as well as the licence plate of his vehicle," Slater said.
Despite the crash, Seccaspina drive down Maki, turned onto Paris Street and pulled into a private roadway going to a parking lot behind his Regent Street office, Slater said.
He again went off the roadway striking a large boulder, which caused more damage to his vehicle and immobilized it, Slater said.
"He made his way to the washroom in the building where his office is located," Slater said. "Employees found him prone, on the washroom floor, bleeding profusely from his forehead … He had signs of excessive consumption of alcohol."
Police found an open 40- ouncer in his vehicle, Slater said.
He provided breath samples at the hospital and was arrested. Seccaspina, who required 14 stitches in his forehead, spent four days in jail before he was released on bail.
Since his release, he has begun to address his alcohol problem, the court heard. He has been in contact with the rehabilitation centre in North Bay.
Justice Guy Mahaffy said he can't believe others on the road were not harmed as a result of Seccaspina's intoxication. He pointed out that Seccaspina drove out on to Paris Street, which has five lanes of traffic.
"That is one of the busiest streets in Sudbury," Mahaffy said.
Mahaffy fined Seccaspina $2,000 and prohibited him from driving for one year.
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