NDP Want B.C. Ban On Cosmetic Pesticides
June 5th, 2012
Nanaimo Daily News
Private members bill has little chance of becoming law as long as party remains on Opposition bench
The New Democrat Opposition will try to bring in a provincewide ban on the use of cosmetic pesticides.
The spring session of the B.C. Legislature ended last week with a hurried push by the NDP and Liberals to rush through a backlog of bills.
The rushed pace of the session raising objections from NDP members the government caused unnecessary delays tabling bills, which left insufficient time to properly debate often complex laws that, once passed, would have far-reaching effects.
But the NDP did manage at least to table one piece of legislation, to implement a provincial ban on the cosmetic use of pesticides.
Because it's a private members bill, however, it has little chance of becoming law while the New Democrats are the official Opposition.
It looks unlikely after a provincial committee formed to study the issue heard from federal scientists who said such a move is not backed by any scientific data.
Although there was no consensus among members of the B.C. Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides, the majority took the position of the federal scientists on the issue.
Nanaimo MLA Leonard Krog supports his party's position for the ban.
"Let's put it this way: You have scientists say it's not a big issue, then you have the Canadian Cancer Society and other groups saying something else," Krog said.
"Personally I'll go with the Canadian Cancer Society. You're introducing a deleterious substance into the environment, and to what purpose?
"To make something look pretty."
Krog is disappointed with how the entire session went. The government introduced 35 bills since February, 14 of which were introduced in May.
"It was a very busy week, but not as busy as it should have been," Krog said, referring to government's use of closure to end debate on legislation.
"A number were passed through with very little debate." Examples are bills affecting traffic ticket legislation, impaired driving, changes to taxation and a bill to reinstate the PST.
A private member's bill "goes nowhere" unless the Liberals agree with it, Krog said.
He said the NDP hasn't given up, and plans to "pressure the Liberals" to support the bill.
New Democrats want to CRUSH THOUSANDS OF PROFESSIONALS into SQUALOR and DESPAIR, HURLING them to BURN-IN-HELL in places like Vancouver's East-End.
New Democrats want to destroy businesses, assets, customers, homes, lifestyles, job security, families, children, loved-ones, and futures.
In jurisdictions outside of British Columbia, PESTICIDE BANS result in CATASTROPHIC CARNAGE caused by BAN FAILURES, BUSINESS FAILURES, GARBAGE DUMP GREEN SPACES, STUNNINGLY EXORBITANT COSTS, HORRIFIC FINES, and even ILLNESS and DEATH.
New Democrats operate their party as a POLITICAL SHIELD for Anti-Pesticide and Environmental Organizations.
Most of these organizations are presently UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR CHARITY FRAUD AND CONSPIRACY.
The ONLY people who want PESTICIDE BANS are a SMALL GROUP of PROFITEERING ACTIVISTS AND POLITICIANS with VESTED INTERESTS IN CONCOCTING IMAGINARY DANGER against pest control products.
They are RAPISTS, of sorts, since they have been told NO, and yet they continue to HURT AND TORTURE decent, hard-working, law-abiding, and tax-paying PROFESSIONALS.
New Democrats have already been told NO three times about PROHIBITION.
There is NO overwhelming public support for PESTICIDE BANS.
This is a MYTH perpetuated by New Democrats and the organizations that it represents.
A recent POLL conducted by Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association ( CCSPA ) showed that the VAST MAJORITY of residents in British Columbia are OPPOSED to the PROHIBITION of conventional pest control products, and they actually FAVOUR the continued use of these products around their homes and in public green spaces.
WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G
NORAHG is the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that seek to harm the Green space industry.