BC Pesticide Ban – Municipal Bans Starting To Wear Thin On Home-Owners & City Staff – Swimming Pool & Spa Products – Paul Visentin – 2012 06 22

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

 

 

Health Canada is known for the MOST STRINGENT PESTICIDE REVIEWS IN THE WORLD, and there is NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT EXPOSURE TO PESTICIDES. EITHER ON LAWNS OR EVEN IN SWIMMING POOLS when the directions for use are followed.

 

If it is safe to swim and play in a pesticide-treated pool, then it is safe to walk and play on a pesticide-treated lawn.

 

Of all pest control products sold in Canada, MORE THAN 60 PER CENT ARE FOR AGRICULTURE while LESS THAN 2 PER CENT ARE FOR THE DOMESTIC MARKET, which includes the lawn care products.

 

The FRIVOLOUS AND UNENFORCEABLE MUNICIPAL PESTICIDE BANS promoted by the Canadian Cancer Society, Pesticide Free BC, Wildsight, Suzuki, and others, are STARTING TO WEAR THIN ON HOME-OWNERS AND CITY STAFF.

 

 

THE WISDOM OF CANADIAN CONSUMER SPECIALTY PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION  –  BC RESIDENTS OPPOSED TO PESTICIDE BAN ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2bo

 

 

The INFESTATIONS of weeds and bugs is getting UNMANAGEABLE and starting to DETRACT FROM THE HEALTHY COMMUNITY that pesticide-free com-munities thought they were achieving.

 

There are INFERENCES by Anti-Pesticide Activists that Health Canada has fallen asleep at the wheel, and that its extensive and comprehensive reviews of pest control products somehow have no credibility.

 

 

 

Pesticide Bans Are Starting To Wear Thin On  Home-Owners & City Staff

 

 

June 22nd, 2012

Paul Visentin

The Columbia Valley Pioneer, e-know.ca, and The Province

British Columbia

Selected and Adapted Excerpts

 

 

Paul Visentin is Director of Integrated Environmental Plant Management Association of Western Canada ( IEPMA ), and owns a Professional Lawn Care company in Cranbrook, East Kootenays, British Columbia.

 

 

Dear Editor :

 

The INFESTATIONS of weeds and bugs is getting UNMANAGEABLE and starting to DETRACT FROM THE HEALTHY COMMUNITY that pesticide-free communities thought they were achieving.

 

The FRIVOLOUS AND UNENFORCEABLE MUNICIPAL PESTICIDE BY-LAWS promoted by the Canadian Cancer Society, Pesticide Free BC, Wildsight, Suzuki, and others, are STARTING TO WEAR THIN ON HOME-OWNERS AND CITY STAFF.

 

The CONSISTENT THEMES employed by these groups  —  « better safe than sorry » and « we are the trusted authority »  —  are INFERENCES that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency has fallen asleep at the wheel and that its extensive and comprehensive reviews of pesticides have no credibility.

 

These same organizations also continue to make reference to the « many safer and better alternatives » that exist to control weeds and bugs, so why bother with the conventional « toxic » substances.

 

These environmentalists and Non-Government Organizations have NEVER PROVIDED SPECIFIC LISTS of lawn care products they say are harmful, and continually lump all pesticides into the same « toxic » category.

 

A report just recently released by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency, listing CANADIAN SALES OF PESTICIDES in 2008, provides some SURPRISING STATISTICS.

 

Of all pesticides sold in Canada, MORE THAN 60 PER CENT ARE FOR AGRICULTURE while LESS THAN 2 PER CENT ARE FOR THE DOMESTIC MARKET, which includes the lawn care products.

 

The TOP TEN domestic pesticides are dominated by SWIMMING POOLS AND SPA PRODUCTS.

 

Yes that’s right :  chlorine and bromine are pesticides and are regulated and reviewed for use the same way that 2,4-D is.

 

So if these environmentalists and Non-Government Organizations feel the Pest Management Regulatory Agency got it wrong on pesticide reviews, WHY ARE THEY NOT RAISING THE ALARM ON THE REVIEWS OF PESTICIDES USED IN YOUR LOCAL POOL ?

 

The truth is that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency is known for the MOST STRINGENT PESTICIDE REVIEWS IN THE WORLD, and there is NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT EXPOSURE TO PESTICIDES ON LAWNS OR IN POOLS when the directions for use are followed.

 

The BC Special Committee On Cosmetic Pesticides chaired by Bill Bennett listened to the experts, and made the informed decision that SCIENCE DOES NOT SUPPORT THE BANNING OF LAWN CARE PRODUCTS.

 

It’s time that the Canadian Cancer Society Pesticide Free BC, Wildsight, Suzuki, and municipal councillors GET ON WITH ISSUES THAT REALLY MATTER, like the economy, lack of jobs and rising taxes.

 

 

ORGANIZATION  –  CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT  –  GLOATING, TREACHEROUS, AND REPUGNANT ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-3s4

 

 

ORGANIZATION  –  CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY  –  SUBVERSIVE, CONTEMPTIBLE, AND RADICAL ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-1OW

 

 

ORGANIZATION  –  CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY  –  NO DIRECT PROOF PESTICIDES CAUSE CANCER ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-4qC

 

 

ORGANIZATION  –  CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY  –  REFERENCES FOR LITIGATION ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2I8

 

 

ORGANIZATION  –  DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION  –  DANGEROUS, HYPOCRITICAL, AND INSATIABLE ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-21m

 

 

ORGANIZATION  –  DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION  –  REFERENCES FOR COMPLAINTS AND LITIGATION ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-4aU

 

 

 

Special Committee On Cosmetic Pesticides

 

 

On November 8th, 2011, Paul Visentin made a presentation to Special Committee On Cosmetic Pesticides, British Columbia.

 

Summary of Visentin’s presentation  ―

 

●   Professional Lawn Care companies have been EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED and STAGNATING because of the THREAT and IMPLEMENTATION of the PROHIBITION against pest control products in the Urban Landscape.

 

●   As a direct result of PROHIBITION, Professional Lawn Care companies have LOST OVER 40 PER CENT OF THEIR CUSTOMERS.

 

●   Beginning in 2009, when municipalities in British Columbia started to implement PROHIBITION  —  BUSINESS GROWTH STAGNATED.

 

●   Since 2010, Professional Lawn Care companies have had to REDUCE STAFFING as a DIRECT RESULT of MUNICIPAL ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBI-TIONS.

 

●   Professional Lawn Care companies have had to basically put ANY MAJOR INVESTMENT INTO THEIR BUSINESSES ON HOLD because of the continued THREAT of PROHIBITION.

 

●   PROHIBITION takes away all the gains made by Professional Lawn Care companies in the past ten years, and MAKES IT DIFFICULT, IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE, TO RECOVER.

 

●   Professional Lawn Care customers DEPEND upon the use of safe and effective pest control products to control damaging pests such as weeds and insects.

 

●   There ARE NOT ANY GREEN ALTERNATIVES THAT WORK  ―  they are INEFFECTIVE  ―  they are COSTLY  ―  you have to use them two, three, four times the recommended rate to get ANY results out of them.

 

●   Professional Lawn Care companies have NO REAL GREEN ALTERNATIVES to use on a commercial basis.

 

●   Professional Lawn Care companies expect that, in 2012, they WILL CONTINUE TO LOSE MORE BUSINESS DUE TO PROHIBITION.

 

 

PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  –  SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON COSMETIC PESTICIDES ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2c2

 

 

GREEN ALTERNATIVES  …  BOGUS & DISMAL FAILURES ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-24g

 

 

 

Integrated Environmental Plant Management Association of Western Canada

 

 

The Integrated Environmental Plant Management Association of Western Canada ( IEPMA ), in conjunction with its membership, has been VERY decisive regarding the CONSPIRACY to PROHIBIT pest control products in British Columbia.

 

After all, conventional pest control products are HEALTH-CANADA-APPROVED, FEDERALLY-LEGAL, SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE, PRACTICALLY-NON-TOXIC, and CAUSE NO HARM.

 

The Integrated Environmental Plant Management Association has correctly recognized that this is a BEACH-HEAD in the FIGHT FOR VICTORY against the TERRORIST CONSPIRACY to PROHIBIT pest control products in British Columbia.

 

Integrated Environmental Plant Management Association of Western Canada supports the use of pest control products under the guidelines of  …

 

●   Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency, and

 

●   British Columbia’s Integrated Pest Management Act and Regulations.

 

Integrated Environmental Plant Management Association of Western Canada DOES NOT SUPPORT FURTHER RESTRICTIONS.

 

Integrated Environmental Plant Management Association of Western Canada ( IEPMA ) believes pest control products ARE NOT COSMETIC.

 

IEPMA believes that pest control products are necessary tools for home-owners and companies throughout British Columbia.

 

IEPMA believes in a SCIENCE-BASED APPROACH when dealing with pest control products.

 

The MAJORITY of British Columbians, according to a 2011 survey, support the continued use of pest control products.

 

 

 

Paul Visentin

 

 

Paul Visentin is Director of Integrated Environmental Plant Management Association of Western Canada ( IEPMA ), and owns a Professional Lawn Care company in Cranbrook, East Kootenays, British Columbia.

 

In Letters To The Editor, Paul Visentin has personally spoken out against activists and AGAINST the PROHIBITION of pest control products in the Urban Landscape. 

 

 

Here are examples of some of Visentin’s wisdom  ―

 

 

For the Canadian Cancer Society to continue on its MIS-INFORMED MISSION only lessens the possibility of discovering the real causes of cancer.

 

 

I wouldn’t be as concerned about [ PESTICIDE BANS ] if there were any alternatives available for us to use commercially  —  or for the home-owner to use for that matter.  These are alternatives that Health Canada has to approve, not the alternatives that [ … ] are cooked up in the kitchen and thrown out on the yard.  These are alternatives that Health Canada actually does testing on to ensure that they’re safe for people and the environment.  There just aren’t any alternatives out there that WORK.  They’re INEFFECTIVE.  They’re COSTLY.  You have to use them in two, three, four times the amounts that they say to get any results out of them.  When we go in a yard to do some treatments on a commercial basis, we just don’t use alternative processes  —  other than some cultural issues in the pesticide ban areas.

 

 

I’m confident that if you spoke to scientific experts such as Dr. Len Ritter, Dr. Keith Solomon, Dr. Frank Dost, and Dr. Bruce Ames  ―  all of whom are WORLD-RENOWNED SCIENTISTS who have spent their professional careers studying the effects of pesticides on health and the environment  ―  your organization would be much better informed.

 

 

In British Columbia, there are over 5000 deaths per year from KNOWN CANCER-CAUSING SUBSTANCES such as cigarette smoke and alcohol.  There is NOT ONE KNOWN CANCER DEATH from the proper use of a « cosmetic » pesticide.

 

 

In Canada, 97 per cent of the pesticide use is in the AGRICULTURAL AREA while less than 1 per cent is used in the domestic ( lawn care ) area.

 

 

In one of the largest studies of its kind, the American Health Study, which followed over 85,000 people associated to the application of pesticides ―   it found NO EVIDENCE OR LINKAGE to cancers that would stand up to any scrutiny.

 

 

Pesticides continue to be some of THE MOST TESTED AND REVIEWED PRODUCTS by agencies around the world.  Pesticides have been around for 60-plus years.  NOT ONE CASE OF CANCER has been proven to be caused by the occasional use by home-owners.

 

 

Since 2010, we have had to REDUCE STAFFING as a DIRECT RESULT OF LOCAL MUNICIPAL BANS ON PESTICIDES.   When the municipalities, back in about 2009, started to discuss in earnest  —  and some implementing of the PESTICIDE BANS  —  OUR GROWTH HAS STAGNATED.  We have had to basically put ANY MAJOR INVESTMENT INTO OUR BUSINESS ON HOLD because of this continued THREAT of A PROVINCIAL BAN, also because of the continued threat that the Community Charter allows municipalities to continually impact our business  —  as well as every other Ma-and-Pa operation across the Province of British Columbia.  [ BANS ] would take away all the gains we have made in the past ten years, and make it DIFFICULT, if not IMPOSSIBLE, TO RECOVER.  We expect that, in 2012, WE WILL CONTINUE TO LOSE MORE BUSINESS DUE TO MUNICIPAL BANS. 

 

 

Such a statement [ by Canadian Cancer Society ] would make one believe that all the products used in lawn care are linked to cancer, while the use of the same products in agriculture and forestry sector are not

 

 

The government needs to focus on CREDIBLE DOCUMENTED SCIENCE to make responsible decisions on the future of pest control products in British Columbia.

 

 

There are NO pesticides that are known or probable carcinogens registered for use in Canada.

 

 

 

Anti-Pesticide Terrorism NEVER Ends

 

 

PESTICIDE BANS are DESTROYING the Professional Lawn Care Industry in the Province of British Columbia.

 

Professional Lawn Care companies have been EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED and STAGNATING because of the THREAT and IMPLEMENTATION of the PROHIBITION against pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.

 

As a direct result of MUNICIPAL PESTICIDE BANS, Professional Lawn Care companies have LOST OVER 40 PER CENT OF THEIR CUSTOMERS.

 

British Columbia is known for its natural beauty, as well as its RADICAL AND SUBVERSIVE LUNATIC Anti-Pesticide Organizations.

 

Beginning in 2009, when municipalities in British Columbia started to implement PROHIBITION  —  BUSINESS GROWTH STAGNATED.

 

Since 2010, Professional Lawn Care companies have had to REDUCE STAFFING as a DIRECT RESULT of MUNICIPAL ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITIONS.

 

Professional Lawn Care companies have had to basically put ANY MAJOR INVESTMENT INTO THEIR BUSINESSES ON HOLD because of the continued THREAT of PROHIBITION.

 

PROHIBITION takes away all the gains made by Professional Lawn Care businesses in the past ten years, and MAKES IT DIFFICULT, IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE, TO RECOVER.

 

In jurisdictions where PESTICIDE BANS have been IMPOSED, Professional Lawn Care companies have NO REAL GREEN ALTERNATIVE PESTICIDES to use on a commercial basis.

 

Professional Lawn Care customers DEPEND upon conventional pest control products to control damaging pests such as weeds and insects.

 

Unfortunately, THERE ARE NO GREEN ALTERNATIVE PESTICIDES THAT WORK  ―  they are INEFFECTIVE  ―  they are STUNNINGLY HIGH IN COST  ―  you have to use them two, three, four times the recommended rate and frequency to get ANY results out of them.

 

Customers are telling Professional Lawn Care businesses that  …  «  If you can’t get rid of my weeds legally, I’ll do it myself.  »

 

Professional Lawn Care companies expect that, in 2012, they WILL CONTINUE TO LOSE MORE BUSINESS DUE TO PROHIBITION.

 

Professional Lawn Care companies have also been EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED and STAGNATING because of ALLEGATIONS Anti-Pesticide Organizations about the IMAGINARY DANGER of pest control products.

 

These ALLEGATIONS are TOTALLY FALSE, and are UNTRUE MIS-REPRESENTATIONS designed to alarm and enrage the public and enhance the CASH-FLOW and PROFIT of Anti-Pesticide Organizations.

 

British Columbians DO NOT want their society to continue living in the 9|11 Era of Anti-Pesticide Enviro-Lunatic Profit-Hungry Terrorism !

 

On May 17th, 2012, British Columbia’s Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides announced that it WILL NOT RECOMMEND PROHIBITION against the use of pest control products in the Urban Landscape.

 

A 2011 POLL conducted by Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association ( CCSPA ) CONFIRMED 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.

 

 

TERROR NEVER ENDS ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2TD

 

 

 

STRIKING BACK Against Terrorists

 

 

Everyone in the Green Space Industry  ―  no matter where they live  ―  must meet with their Member of the Legislative Assembly ( MLA ), preferably not from New Democratic Party.

 

In order to meet and inform the MLA, you must donate the maximum amount to the party, which is 1,100 dollars in British Columbia.

 

The cost of this donation is insignificant when compared to the catastrophic business losses inflicted by anti-pesticide prohibition.

 

Any business owner in the Green Space Industry who does not bother to meet with the local MLA is a pitiful fool and an idiot, and does not deserve a career, or a business, or any success.

 

COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN.

 

Anti-Pesticide Terrorists are NOT CREDIBLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION upon which political decisions are made  ―  they LIE and LIE and LIE.

 

There is NO RECOURSE but OFFICIAL COMPLAINTS as well as LITIGATION against Anti-Pesticide Terrorists.

 

They DO NOT DESERVE ANY DONATIONS OR SUPPORT.

 

They DO NOT DESERVE ANY GOVERNMENT GRANTS.

 

Nor do they deserve TAX-EXEMPT STATUSES.

 

They DO deserve to FACE THE SPOTLIGHT OF SCRUTINY and THE TERROR OF THE COURTS !

 

Anti-Pesticide Terrorists in organizations like Canadian Cancer Society are presently UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR CHARITY FRAUD AND CONSPIRACY.

 

The Government of Canada DOES NOT want its society to continue living in the 9|11 Era of Anti-Pesticide Enviro-Lunatic Profit-Hungry Terrorism !

 

And neither should anyone in the Green Space Industry.

 

All names, statements, activities, and affiliations have been ARCHIVED for anyone wishing to lodge an OFFICIAL COMPLAINT or lay CRIMINAL CHARGES against Anti-Pesticide Terrorists.

 

On The Pesticide Truths Web-Site, NORAHG manages a VAST ARCHIVE of REPORTS, MEDIA REFERENCES, AUDIO CLIPS, and VIDEOS on ALL Anti-Pesticide Terrorists.

 

We know who they are, and where they are hiding, and what they have said and done.

 

When CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR FRAUD AND CONSPIRACY ARE LAID, legal experts say that the NORAHG ARCHIVE is sufficient to lead to a SUCCESSFUL PROSECUTION against Anti-Pesticide Terrorists !

 

Business owners in the Green Space Industry should talk to their lawyers, members of the legislative assembly, and local media outlets.

 

Thanks to The Pesticide Truths Web-Site, they have all the DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE that they need.

 

LET THESE TERRORISTS FACE THE SPOTLIGHT OF SCRUTINY and THE TERROR OF THE COURTS !

 

Anti-Pesticide Terrorists are GOVERNMENT-FINANCED with TAX-FREE MONEY  ―  they must not be allowed this money to defend themselves in court.

 

Demand a REVOCATION of their organizations’ REGISTERED CHARITY TAX-EXEMPT STATUS !

 

SUE THE BASTERDS’ BRAINS OUT !

 

 

STRIKING BACK AGAINST ENVIRONMENTAL-TERRORISM ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2Eu

 

 

STRIKING BACK  –  FIGHTING PESTICIDE BANS IN COURT  –  STRIKING BACK AGAINST TERRORISM  –  2012 05 25 ( Report )

 

http://wp.me/p1jq40-4nj

 

 

 

For the original copy of this Force Of Nature Report, go to the following link  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-Speaking-Out-2012-06-22-Paul-Visentin-Bans-Starting-To-Wear-Thin-On-Home-Owners-City-Staff-BC-pdf.pdf

 

 

 

NORAHG has archived more information on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site  …

 

SPEAKING OUT AGAINST ANTI-PESTICIDE TERRORISM  –  HEROES ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-1LE

 

 

 

 

 

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