Time To Let The Pesticide Ban Debate Subside
July 12th, 2012
Letter to the Editor
I was surprised to read in Mr. Chudleigh’s letter that cow parsley, ( Anthriscus sylvestris ) is toxic.
[ It IS a POISONOUS PLANT ! ]
This is certainly news to me as we used to gather this delicate flower, which proliferates in the hedgerows in England, to make bouquets.
I have never heard or read that it is poisonous. [ WRONG ! ]
Maybe he is referring to Fool’s Parsley or Poison Hemlock, two poisonous, ill-smelling plants found growing in fields and waste ground in Ontario.
Either way, it should be pointed out these plants are only poisonous in the unlikely event of being ingested, and thus pose a far lesser danger to our health than the use of pesticides, which we have absolutely no defence against.
I am not sure how Mr. Chudleigh thinks that by loosening the pesticide ban, we can guard against being poisoned by toxic weeds. [ WRONG ! ]
How many thousands of acres of land would we have to spray ?
We have managed to live with these plants for a long time, but pesticides are a more recent, and very real, threat to our health. [ WRONG ! ]
Mr. Chudleigh refers to ‘aggressive pests,’ but I have yet to meet a more aggressive pest than those who would have us poison ourselves with chemicals. [ WRONG ! ]
The increased use of pesticides, whether in homeowner or professional hands, endangers everyone’s health. [ WRONG ! ]
Harmful chemicals are released into the air, pets can be poisoned, the earth is depleted, and residue runs off into the lakes and streams no matter who handles the product. [ WRONG ! ]
Are the proponents of increased pesticide use thinking mainly of such tragedies as the occasional poisoning by a noxious plant or an insect-borne disease ? [ STUPID STATEMENT ! ]
Or are they perhaps more interested in expensive contracts with homeowners who want a ‘perfect’ lawn at the risk of the community’s health?
One certainly hopes not.
I have confidence that there are few, if any, such homeowners in Oakville.
[ Of course, homeowners in Oakville like living in GARBAGE DUMPS. ]
I think most of us are now aware, the ‘risks’ of not spraying pests are far outweighed by the proven dangers of pesticide use. [ WRONG ! ]
So, Mr. Chudleigh, may I respectfully request that we drop the subject and leave the ban in place.
– Edith Cunningham, Oakville
Cunningham is an Anti-Pesticide Activist who is connected to the groups that involved PADDY RUNNING-HORAN, WeedGee Kidz, and PESTICIDE FREE ONTARIO, an Environmental-Terrorist Organization.
PESTICIDE BANS LEAD TO CATASTROPHIC CARNAGE FOR BUSINESSES OPERATING IN THE PROFESSIONAL LAWN CARE INDUSTRY
We will respectfully DROP the subject when …
● When Professional Lawn Care businesses STOP DISAPPEARING INTO OBLIVION AT A RATE OF ONE-COMPANY-PER-WEEK.
● When TENS OF THOUSANDS OF UNEMPLOYED WORKERS in the Professional Lawn Care Industry are given back their jobs.
● When lawns in entire neighborhoods CEASE BEING RUINED BY PESTS.
● When DANDELIONS CEASE BEING THE DOMINANT GROUND cover that makes Ontario look like a GARBAGE DUMP.
● When pesticide-free lawn maintenance STOPS BEING STUNNINGLY EXPENSIVE.
● When Anti-Pesticide Activists are brought to justice for CHARITY FRAUD and CONSPIRACY.
Besides, PESTICIDE BANS ARE A FARCE.
Residents are obtaining products either from other provinces, or mostly from across the border in the United States.
It is NOT illegal to own or possess these products, only to apply them.
The mis-use of products remains ― thanks to PROHIBITION.
No jurisdiction has EVER enforced PROHIBITION by going after residents, except in Richmond, British Columbia, a city that is governed by Anti-Pesticide Nazis.
PESTICIDE BANS ARE A FARCE — KILLEX FOR SALE TO EVERYONE ( Report )
FORCE OF NATURE — VIOLATING PROHIBITION — 2012 07 09 — ANTI-PESTICIDE NAZIS TERRORIZE HOMEOWNERS & BUSINESSES — RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA ( Reports )
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Ted Chudleigh Takes More Responsible Approach On Pesticide Use
May 8th, 2012
Selected and Adapted Excerpts
Tomorrow, Halton MPP Ted Chudleigh will introduce his Private Members Bill, Pesticides Amendment Act ( Licence for Cosmetic Purposes ), 2012, which will AMEND THE LIBERAL BAN ON PESTICIDES.
The Bill will AMEND the Pesticides Act by allowing individuals to hire a LICENCED operator to apply pesticides to their lawns and gardens to kill noxious weeds and pests.
According to Chudleigh ―
There are SERIOUS FLAWS with the Liberal BAN on pesticide use.
Instead of ensuring pesticides are properly applied, the ban risks creating an UNMONITORED BLACK MARKET which is a GREATER THREAT TO OUR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH because of the unprofessional and improper application of pesticides.
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency ( PMRA ) of Health Canada undertakes rigorous testing before approving a pesticide for use in Canada.
The system I am proposing ACCEPTS THE SCIENCE behind these tests, and uses the existing licencing framework under the Pesticides Act to ensure that pesticides are applied properly and are not a threat to our health or environment.
While banning the use of pesticides for non-essential purposes, the Pesticides Act EXEMPTS golf courses, the agriculture industry and the forestry industry from the ban.
The existing exemptions will not be affected by Chudleigh’s Bill.
According to Chudleigh ―
The Liberals started with a sound bite and tried to build a policy around it.
A pesticide ban may sound nice and deliver a good photo-op but dictating can have THE OPPOSITE AND MORE HARMFUL EFFECT than one intends.
I’m afraid that this is the case with the Liberal pesticide ban.
My Bill takes THE MORE RESPONSIBLE AND SAFER APPROACH to pesticides approved by Health Canada.
Those who choose not to use pesticides are free to make that choice.
However, those who wish to use pesticides, perhaps for hay fever or other allergies, will now be able to do so in a SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE MANNER that does not negatively affect our environment or health.
The Wisdom of Ted Chudleigh
ONTARIO PESTICIDE BAN — 2012 06 04 — HAMILTON ATTEMPTS TO WATER DOWN ONTARIO BAN — TED CHUDLEIGH — ONTARIO COLLEGE OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS — BOGUS LITERATURE REVIEW — FAILURE OF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT — CITY OF CHICAGO ( Reports )
ONTARIO PESTICIDE BAN — 2012 06 02 — BASED ON JUNK SCIENCE — TED CHUDLEIGH — ONTARIO COLLEGE OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS — LITERATURE REVIEW — CROP LIFE — PIERRE PETELLE — CATHY VAKIL — GIDEON FORMAN ( Reports )
ONTARIO PESTICIDE BAN — 2012 05 18 — STRIKING BACK — AMENDMENT TO PESTICIDE BAN — CHUDLEIGH — STEEVES ( Reports )
ONTARIO PESTICIDE BAN — 2012 05 09 — STRIKING BACK — BEGINNING TO REPEAL ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION — CHUDLEIGH ( Reports )
Ontario ― Living In Environmental Infamy
On April 22nd, 2009, the Government of Ontario ARBITRARILY IMPOSED the NEEDLESS, SENSELESS, and MALICIOUS PROHIBITION against pest control products used by the Modern Professional Lawn Care Industry.
This NEEDLESS, SENSELESS, and MALICIOUS PROHIBITION led to the DESTRUCTION of the Modern Professional Lawn Care Industry.
An Exception Status was provided to industries like golf, sports fields, specialty turf, forestry, and agriculture.
These industries employed THE VERY SAME pest control products otherwise PROHIBITED for the Modern Professional Lawn Care Industry.
The legislation was implemented despite the fact that the PROHIBITED pest control products were still HEALTH-CANADA-APPROVED, FEDERALLY-LEGAL, SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE, PRACTICALLY-NON-TOXIC, and CAUSE NO HARM.
Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION ignored the federal regulatory system and dictated aesthetics to the public.
Moreover, there were serious issues with the Ontario Minister of the Environment, John Gerretsen, who was responsible for implementing PROHIBITION.
Gerretsen was INDISCREET with his CLOSE PUBLIC ASSOCIATIONS with RADICAL and SUBVERSIVE Anti-Pesticide Activists.
PROHIBITION led to HORRENDOUS and CATASTROPHIC CARNAGE for businesses operating in the Modern Professional Lawn Care Industry, in the form of IMMENSE LOSSES OF REVENUES, BUSINESS FAILURES, BANKRUPTCY, and UNEMPLOYMENT, and even HORRIFIC FINES.
Because of Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION, the owners, employees, and families dependent on Professional Lawn Care businesses have faced TERROR, DESPAIR, and DESTITUTION.
Because of PROHIBITION in ONTARIO, the Professional Lawn Care Industry LOST OVER 500,000,000 DOLLARS, with UP TO 12,500 UNEMPLOYED.
In ONTARIO, ONE-COMPANY-PER-WEEK DISAPPEARS INTO TOTAL OBLIVION.
Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION was READILY IMPLEMENTED because of the TREACHEROUS SUPPORT of the following organizations ―
x Ontario Turfgrass Research Foundation
x Guelph Turfgrass Institute ( University of Guelph )
x LandsCAPE Ontario ( a.k.a. Ontario Horticultural Trades Association )
These organizations CONSPIRED to IMPOSE the PROHIBITION of pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.
Moreover, the TREACHERY of these organizations has allowed Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION to finally SPREAD NATIONALLY, and even INTERNATIONALLY, for ALL pest control products.
LandsCAPE Ontario is an Anti-Pesticide Trade Association that CONSPIRED to ANNIHILATE the Modern Professional Lawn Care Industry by SUPPORTING the NEEDLESS, SENSELESS, and MALICIOUS PROHIBITION of pest control products.
TWO YEARS after Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION in Ontario, surveys prove that LandsCAPE Ontario was WRONG !
LandsCAPE Ontario is trade organization controlled by the Weed Man and Nutri-Lawn franchises.
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO – LIVING IN ENVIRONMENTAL INFAMY ( Web-Page )
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO – 2011 POLL REGARDING PROHIBITION ( Web-Page )