British Columbia Pesticide Ban – Report On Cosmetic Pesticides – The List Of Anti-Pesticide Lunatics – Canadian Cancer Society – The Wisdom Of Art C. Drysdale – 2012 12 30

 

The Wisdom of Art C. Drysdale (3)

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

 

 

On May 17th, 2012, British Columbia’s Special Committee On Cosmetic Pesticides announced that it WOULD NOT RECOMMEND A BAN AGAINST PESTICIDES.

 

This VICTORY AGAINST PROHIBITION signaled a TEMPORARY CESSATION OF THE CURRENT SIEGE OF ANTI-PESTICIDE TERRORISM against the Professional Lawn Care Industry in British Columbia.

 

The Committee concluded that despite the intensity of arguments in favour of a ban on the cosmetic use of pesticides and a general misunderstanding of the risks associated with chemicals, there is INSUFFICIENT SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT A PROVINCE-WIDE BAN on pesticides for cosmetic use.

 

The majority of the Committee SUPPORTED USING SCIENCE-BASED EVIDENCE and decided not to restrict access to products that are approved for safe use in Canada.

 

In British Columbia, there are a MERE 60 PROMINENT ANTI-PESTICIDE LUNATICS WHO CONSPIRE TO PROHIBIT against the use of pest control products    attempting to holding the public as PESTICIDE-HOSTAGES.

 

And, THEY FAILED !

 

Almost HALF, approximately 25, of all these CULPRITS ( a.k.a. CANCER-LUNATICS ) are DIRECTLY SUPPORTED BY CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Wisdom of Art C. Drysdale (1)

 

 

 

 

 

British Columbia

 

Pesticide Ban

 

 

Report On

 

Cosmetic Pesticides

 

 

 

 

 

December 30th, 2012

 

 

Art C. Drysdale

 

I-Can-Garden

 

Selected And Adapted Excerpts

 

 

 

 

 

In 2012, British Columbia released most detailed study of so-called cosmetic pesticides  which recommended NO BAN on most products.

 

I am repeating an item from earlier in the year    that received major feedback after it was published.

 

On May 17th, 2012, a report was released in British Columbia concerning the possible banning of cosmetic pesticides.

 

No other province or other jurisdiction examined the entire question in the detail that British Columbia did.

 

On June 2nd, 2011, in its third session, the Legislative Assembly of the British Columbia Government struck a Special Committee On Cosmetic Pesticides.

 

On Opening Day of the fourth session, October 3rd, 2011, the Legislative Assembly re-appointed the Special Committee On Cosmetic Pesticides 

 

  to examine, inquire into and make recommendations with respect to the elimination of the unnecessary use of pesticides in British Columbia and to conduct consultations on this issue with the public and key stakeholders, by any means the Special Committee considers appropriate.

 

The report was released in the British Columbia Legislature on May 17th, 2012.

 

I was one of over 8,600 folks who responded to the committee’s request for comments.

 

I did mine electronically as did most of those who responded.

 

Having now read the entire report, I decided the best way to summarize what it says here would be to quote the actual Executive Summary in the report itself.

 

So, herewith, some selected paragraphs from that Executive Summary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wisdom of Art C. Drysdale (5)

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Excerpts From Special Committee On Cosmetic Pesticides

 

 

Over the course of its inquiry the Committee studied the existing federal-provincial regulatory framework, heard varied opinions from over 8,600 e-consultation participants, and examined bans in other jurisdictions.

 

The Committee concluded that despite the intensity of arguments in favour of a ban on the cosmetic use of pesticides and a general misunderstanding of the risks associated with chemicals, there is INSUFFICIENT SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT A PROVINCE-WIDE BAN on pesticides for cosmetic use.

 

The majority of the Committee SUPPORTS USING SCIENCE-BASED EVIDENCE and will not restrict access to products that are approved for safe use in Canada.

 

In its commitment to « protect the public and reduce the use of pesticides according to the IPM principles », the Committee has focused its recommendations on strengthening regulations on pesticide sales, monitoring and education.

 

The unnecessary use of pesticides can be reduced by providing British Columbians and businesses with the education, tools and support necessary to make informed pest management decisions.

 

Of the 7,300 e-questionnaires submitted, almost 5,000 supported a ban on the sale and use of pesticides for cosmetic purposes.  [ see later segment for more details ]

 

Presentations from stakeholders and written submissions received through the e-consultation process provided varied perspectives on four main themes 

 

      the safety of pesticides

 

      the use of pesticides in residential and industrial settings

 

      the federal Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s ( PMRA ) process of testing and registering pesticides for sale in Canada

 

      existing pesticide legislation in British Columbia.

 

Over the course of its ten-month-long inquiry, the majority of the Committee was struck by the information it received on the PMRA’S EXTENSIVE PESTICIDE REGISTRATION PROCESS.

 

The process includes COMPREHENSIVE AND PRECAUTION-BASED EVALUATION of risk in situations where home-owners apply pesticides.

 

Officials from the BC Ministry of Environment provided information on the Integrated Pest Management Act that governs pesticide sale and use in the province.

 

The Committee dedicated a significant amount of time to examining research from stakeholders and the public that proposes a link between pesticides and negative health outcomes.

 

It also heard about the possible negative effects pesticides can have on the natural environment.

 

[ Anti-Pesticide ] submitters encouraged the Committee to recommend a province-wide ban based on the view that the PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE is not being applied.

 

Those who argue a ban is unjustified emphasized the THOROUGHNESS OF THE SCIENTIFIC PROCESSES the PMRA uses to determine that pesticides are safe for sale and use in Canada.

 

They also stressed the IMPORTANT ROLE PESTICIDES PLAY IN IMPROVING THE VALUE AND ENJOYMENT OF GREEN SPACES, IN CONTROLLING INVASIVE PLANTS, AND IN SUPPORTING FORESTRY AND AGRICULTURE.

 

As part of its inquiry into the feasibility of a BC ban on the cosmetic use of pesticides, the Committee reviewed other jurisdictions’ experiences with bans.

 

While these bans generally share a common purpose    the protection of human health and/or the natural environment from PERCEIVED UNNECESSARY EXPOSURE to pesticides    the approach varies from province to province.

 

In examining what other jurisdictions have done, the Committee noted that, to date, NO OTHER PROVINCE HAS USED AN ALL-PARTY PARLIAMENTARY Committee to investigate the cosmetic use of pesticides.

 

Also, this Committee’s commitment to understanding pesticide regulation and the work and role of the PMRA appears to be unprecedented.

 

Throughout the Committee inquiry, the all-party Special Committee worked in a collaborative manner and strived to seek common ground.

 

However, Committee members have DIVIDED ON PARTY LINES over the justification for a province-wide ban on the cosmetic use of pesticides.

 

[  Note    Committee members representing New Democratic Party were Anti-Pesticide Lunatics.  In fact, New Democratic Party operates as the POLITICAL SHIELD for Anti-Pesticide and Environmental-Terrorist Organizations.  ]

 

The Committee assessed all the evidence carefully, taking more time than originally planned, and the majority of members concluded that currently there IS INSUFFICIENT SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE TO WARRANT A PROVINCE-WIDE BAN on the cosmetic use of pesticides.

 

Based on currently available studies, the majority CANNOT JUSTIFY DISAGREEING WITH THE FINDINGS OF THE PMRA’S COMPREHENSIVE PESTICIDE TESTING AND RE-EVALUATIONS.

 

The [ Anti-Pesticide ] minority, however, concluded that there is [ somehow ] sufficient scientific evidence available for a province-wide ban on the cosmetic use of pesticides.

 

In order to achieve the goals of reducing pesticide use throughout the province, and ensuring safe and proper use of approved products by unlicensed applicators, the Committee makes 17 recommendations that include restricting the sale and use of Commercial-class pesticides, improving enforcement of existing regulations, and strengthening training and public education related to pesticides use.

 

The Committee recommends regulatory changes to: bolster retail rules, improve sales monitoring, and enhance the training of certified pesticide applicator and dispensers.

 

The Committee also recommends strategies to increase public knowledge of safe pesticide use, to encourage GOLF COURSES to fully embrace the pillars of Integrated Pest Management, and to develop a superior pesticide-return program.

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

 

So much for the report itself.

 

I think it is excellent and obviously the most in depth such effort conducted anywhere by any province.

 

Bill Bennett and his fellow Liberal Members of the Legislative Assembly ( MLAs ) deserve great credit and congratulations !

 

I am told that those in opposition ( groups such as the self-serving David Suzuki Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society and all of the piddling little local groups who lead the opposition to “cosmetic” pesticides) are very upset and determined to fight even harder for a total ban.

 

And, it goes without saying that if New Democratic Party becomes the next government in British Columbia come May 2013, a ban would be guaranteed.

 

At the moment, New Democratic Party leads in the polls, but British Columbia has a complicated provincial political situation, made even more so recently with the appearance of a new Conservative Party.

 

The Liberal party itself is a coalition of free enterprise people ( Liberals and Conservatives ) put together by Gordon Campbell and others in order to defeat the NDP in the provincial election of May 2001. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wisdom of Art C. Drysdale (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Background Information From An Independent Perspective

 

Victory Against Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION In British Columbia    May 17th, 2012

 

 

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 WOULD NOT RECOMMEND A BAN AGAINST PESTICIDES.

 

This VICTORY AGAINST PROHIBITION signaled a TEMPORARY CESSATION OF THE CURRENT SIEGE OF ANTI-PESTICIDE TERRORISM Against the Professional Lawn Care Industry in British Columbia.

 

In British Columbia, there is NO PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR PROHIBITION.

 

A 2011 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.

 

Outside of British Columbia, PROHIBITION HAS BEEN CATASTROPHIC.

 

In jurisdictions outside of British Columbia, Anti-Pesticide Terrorists have already INFLICTED HORRENDOUS and CATASTROPHIC CARNAGE for businesses operating in the Professional Lawn Care Industry, in the form of IMMENSE LOSSES OF REVENUES, BUSINESS FAILURES, BANKRUPTCY, and UNEMPLOYMENT, and even HORRIFIC FINES.

 

Because of these Anti-Pesticide Terrorists, the owners, employees, and families dependent on Professional Lawn Care businesses have faced TERROR, DESPAIR, and DESTITUTION.

 

Any Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is NEEDLESS, SENSELESS, and MALICIOUS since pest control products CAUSE NO HARM and are SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE.

 

Not surprisingly, the BC Special Committee On Cosmetic Pesticides AGREED    and deserves CONGRATULATION.

 

Predictably, Anti-Pesticide Lunatic-Terrorists, such as those in CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, DELUGED the government with THOUSANDS, YES THOUSANDS, of SUBMISSIONS with COMMENTS that can only be described as LIES AND MIS-INFORMATION.

 

The ONLY lunatics who supported Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION in British Columbia ( B.C. ) are a SMALL GROUP OF ACTIVISTS-TERRORISTS WITH VESTED INTERESTS who CONCOCTED IMAGINARY DANGER against pest control products.

 

In fact, these lunatics WENT BERSERK ABOUT THE THREAT OF NO LONGER HAVING SAFE, SECURE, LUCRATIVE JOBS as Anti-Pesticide and Environmental Terrorists.

 

Furthermore, the issue is CREDIBILITY of the source of the LUNATIC-SUBMISSIONS, since the VAST MAJORITY OF THE COMMENTS WERE ORCHESTRATED, through a COAST-TO-COAST CONSPIRACY CAMPAIGN, MISAPPROPRIATING VOLUNTEERS with Canadian Cancer Society, most of whom were NON-EXPERT UNEMPLOYED HOUSEWIVES.

 

Incredibly, NOT A SINGLE Anti-Pesticide Lunatic-Terrorist operating with Canadian Cancer Society has ANY recognized expertise, training or back-ground in matters concerning pest control products !

 

Their submissions to Special Committee On Cosmetic Pesticides were TOTALLY VALUELESS and UTTERLY WORTHLESS.

 

Any PROHIBITION of pest control products is NOT JUSTIFIED because STRICT REGULATIONS based on scientific research already PROTECT British Columbian health and environment.

 

It is COMMON KNOWLEDGE that there are NO pest control products that are known or probable carcinogens.

 

Pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE, and NO HARM WILL OCCUR when they are used according to label directions.

 

With the VICTORY AGAINST PROHIBITION, so-called Anti-Pesticide and Environmental-Terrorist Organizations, MASQUERADING as health groups, are expressing MOCK-DISAPPOINTMENT.

 

Anti-Pesticide Organizations like Canadian Cancer Society have already SQUANDERED AND MISAPPROPRIATED OVER 5,000,000 DOLLARS on SUBVERSIVE Anti-Pesticide CONSPIRACIES that are NEEDLESS, SENSELESS, MALICIOUS, and UNNECESSARY.

 

This VICTORY against the TERRORISTS does NOT signal that their ACTS OF SUBVERSION will end.

 

Terror NEVER Ends !

 

These lunatics, financed with our tax-dollars and public donations, will continue their ACTS OF TERRORISM    this time, back with the municipalities.

 

Furthermore, several of these organizations are presently UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR CHARITY FRAUD AND CONSPIRACY.

 

Moreover, in the 2013 Provincial Election, New Democratic Party may garner a majority of the votes and form the government that will IMPOSE PROHIBITION.

 

New Democratic Party is the POLITICAL SHIELD for Anti-Pesticide and Environmental-Terrorist Organizations.

 

The Professional Lawn Care Industry must take advantage of this VICTORY, and not fall into complacency.

 

It is now time for the Professional Lawn Care Industry to select a municipality that has IMPOSED an Anti-Pesticide By-Law, and SUE ITS BRAINS OUT    this will serve as an example to ALL Anti-Pesticide Terrorists.

 

Anti-Pesticide Lunatic-Terrorists MUST FACE THE SPOTLIGHT OF SCRUTINY and THE TERROR OF THE COURTS !

 

Who are the activists who DESTROYED HUNDREDS OF BUSINESSES operating in the Professional Lawn Care Industry ?!?!

 

In British Columbia, there are a MERE 60 PROMINENT ANTI-PESTICIDE LUNATICS WHO CONSPIRE TO PROHIBIT against the use of pest control products    attempting to holding the public as PESTICIDE-HOSTAGES.

 

And, THEY FAILED !

 

Almost HALF, approximately 25, of all these CULPRITS ( a.k.a. CANCER-LUNATICS ) are DIRECTLY SUPPORTED BY CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY.

 

In exchange for their RADICAL ACTS OF SUBVERSION, about 25 Cancer-Lunatics are provided SAFE, SECURE, WELL-PAYING JOBS, with PAY-OFFS in the form of AWARDS, INCENTIVES, BONUSES, BOUNTIES, and ORGANIZATIONAL FINANCING   

 

   these PAY-OFFS are provided AT THE EXPENSE OF the jobs they ultimately DESTROY in the Professional Lawn Care Industry.

 

These Cancer-Lunatics are EMPLOYEES WHO ARE PAID SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNTS OF MONEY to work as HIRED-GUNS TO COERCE, INTIMIDATE, AND ALARM GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS INTO PROHIBITING PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS.

 

Virtually all are same-sex    uneducated housewives.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wisdom of Art C. Drysdale (6)

 

 

 

 

 

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The List Of Anti-Pesticide

 

 Lunatics Operating

 

In British Columbia !

 

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

AVIS, Barry

 

 

City of Qualicum Beach

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

BECK, Christina

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

BELL, Warren

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

BARRON, Jennie

 

 

Kootenay Citizens For Alternatives To Pesticides

 

SHIELD for Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

BURROWS, Mae

 

 

Toxic Free Canada

 

a.k.a. Labour Environmental Alliance Society, LEAS

 

a.k.a. Child First : BC Child and Youth Advocacy Association

 

SHIELD for Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

CAMPBELL, Bob

 

 

Environmental Advisory Committee

 

Surrey

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

CAVERS, Donovan

 

 

Green Party

 

City of Kamloops

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

COLERO, Brita

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatics Operating In  British Columbia

 

COTTAM Ghost-Writers

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

CURNOW, Sandy

 

 

Merritt Environmental Awareness Committee

 

Merritt

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

CZYZEWSKI, Diane

 

 

Green Party

 

Kamloops

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

DAGHOFER, Diana

 

 

Prevent Cancer Now

 

SHIELD for Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

DUNCAN, Robyn

 

 

Wildsight

 

SHIELD for Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

DUYKER, Ashley

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

FALCONER, Nancy

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

FLEMING, Rob

 

 

New Democratic Party

 

POLITICAL SHIELD for Anti-Pesticide Organizations

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

FORMAN, Gideon

 

 

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

 

SHIELD for Canadian Cancer Society in British Columbia

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

GAGE, Andrew

 

 

West Coast Environmental Law ( WCEL )

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

GOTAY, Carolyn

 

 

University of British Columbia

 

SHIELD for Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

GUE, Lisa

 

 

David Suzuki Foundation

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

HALE, Ilona

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

Kimberley

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

HAMIR, Arzeena

 

 

Richmond Food Security Society

 

SHIELD for Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

HAY, Marie

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

Prince George

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

JULIAN, Peter

 

 

New Democratic Party

 

POLITICAL SHIELD for Anti-Pesticide Organizations

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

KAMINSKY, Barbara

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

KIPP, Jim

 

 

City of Nanaimo

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

LAKE, Terry

 

 

Minister of the Environment

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

LAZAR, Debbie

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

LESCHIED, Heather

 

 

Lake Windermere Project

 

Wildsight

 

SHIELD for Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

LEVELL, Lisa

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

LEYNE, Les

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

LI, Michelle

 

 

Richmond Food Security Society

 

SHIELD for Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

MacPHAIL, Sue

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

MAJOR, Todd

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

Toxic Free Canada

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

MAKI, Jerilynn

 

 

a.k.a. Jerilynn Kiely

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

MAY, Elizabeth

 

 

Green Party of Canada

 

Sierra Club of Canada

 

Prevent Cancer Now

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

MEDHURST, Kerensa

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

Prince George

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

MOORE, Patti

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

NEWTON, Sarah

 

 

North Columbia Environmental Society

 

Revelstoke

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

O’GORMAN, Kelsey

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

Nanaimo

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

PARKS, Brittney

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

RAEY, Natasha

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

REID, Angela

 

 

Green Party

 

City of Kelowna

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

ROBINSON, Selina

 

 

City of Coquitlam

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

New Democratic Party

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

ROONEY, David F.

 

 

Illecillawet Greenbelt Society

 

Advocacy Journalist

 

Revelstoke

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

ROOS, Gary

 

 

Turf Logic

 

Organic Landscape Alliance

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

ROUSSEAU, Jerry

 

 

Western Canada Turfgrass Association ( WCTA )

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

RUBIN, Carole

 

 

How To Get Your Lawn Off Drugs

 

SHIELD for Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

SCHROEDER-BILLYARD, Adrianne

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

SEARS, Meg

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

Canadian Coalition For Health and the Environment

 

David Suzuki Foundation

 

Environmental Health Association of Quebec

 

Health Dangers Of The Urban Use Of Pesticides

 

Organic Landscape Alliance

 

Prevent Cancer Now

 

The Coalition For A Healthy Ottawa

 

The Leah Advocacy Group

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

SEELY, Kathryn

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

SPALDING, Derek

 

 

Advocacy Journalist

 

Victoria

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

STOTTS, Marion

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

SWOVELAND, Britt

 

 

a.k.a. Britt-Inger Swoveland-Karlstrom

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

SUZUKI, David

 

 

David Suzuki Foundation

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

TUKEY, Paul

 

 

Safelawns ( U.S.A. )

 

SHIELD for Canadian Cancer Society, Ecojustice, & Beyond Pesticides

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

WEBER, Lisa

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

WELLS, Bill

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society

 

New Democratic Party

 

Wildsight

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

WEIR, Josette

 

 

West Coast Environmental Law

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

WIGMORE, Judy

 

 

Pesticide Free BC

 

SHIELD for Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

WINGROVE, Ted

 

 

Hyde Creek Watershed Society

 

Port Coquitlam

 

 

 

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Anti-Pesticide Lunatic Operating In  British Columbia

 

ZIMMERMAN, Ellen

 

 

Wildsight

 

SHIELD for Canadian

Cancer Society

 

 

 

And others.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wisdom of Art C. Drysdale (7)

 

 

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

Art C. Drysdale   

 

http://www.artdrysdale.com

 

 

 

Media highlights  and accomplishments

 

 

Mr. Drysdale is one of Canada’s best-known horticulturists. 

 

Mr. Drysdale is best known for his syndicated radio show and commercials for the Garden Claw.

 

For the past four decades, he has been writing, and presenting radio and television broadcasts, with PRACTICAL GARDENING HINTS on stations such as CFRB, AM740 and CFCA. 

 

His radio GARDENING VIGNETTES are heard throughout South-Western Ontario over two radio stations 

 

   Easy 101 FM out of Tillsonburg at 2:00 PM weekdays

 

   CD98.9 FM out of Norfolk County at 11:40 AM weekdays

 

Mr. Drysdale also presented all of Canada’s Weather Network GARDENING VIGNETTES, hourly from April to October annually for a decade.

 

He was the spokesman for the Garden Claw across the country. 

 

As a speaker, Mr. Drysdale has addressed amateur and professional groups all across Canada, as well as in the United States, England, Holland, Switzerland, Australia, South Africa, and aboard cruise ships.

 

 

 

Fields of study and alma mater

 

 

1958 – 1961      Mr. Drysdale attended The Niagara Parks Commission School of Gardening ( now NPC Botanical Garden and School of Horticulture ), where he won all five awards presented at the graduation.  He initiated and edited the school’s first yearbook.

 

1957      He graduated from East York Collegiate with the Ontario Secondary School Honour Graduation Diploma. 

 

1955 – 1969      He was active and held several executive positions in the East York Garden Club. 

 

 

 

Notable work at  Shur-Gain

 

 

March 1961 – August 1962      After graduation, Mr. Drysdale worked with the Shur-Gain Division of Canada Packers where he 

 

   consulted with consumers and the turf industry

 

   developed new consumer fertilizer products ( Feed ‘n Weedaway )

 

   wrote various consumer literature

 

 

 

Notable work with Sheridan Nurseries

 

 

1962 – 1969      Mr. Drysdale was then employed with Sheridan Nurseries Limited.

 

Drysdale was Chief Horticulturist and Advertising Manager, with full responsibility for Sheridan catalogues and botanical nomenclature. 

 

 

 

Notable work with Parks/Recreation Association

 

 

1964      Mr. Drysdale was appointed part-time Executive Director and Editor with the Canadian Parks/Recreation Association ( CP/RA ), with the office in his home.

 

1969 – 70      He was employed full-time as Executive Director of Canadian Parks/Recreation Association, and Editor of Recreation Canada magazine. 

 

Early 1971      He set up Canadian Parks/Recreation Association’s first permanent office in Ottawa. 

 

 

 

Notable work with  Garden Writers Association

 

 

1973      Mr. Drysdale was appointed Regional Director ( Canada ) of the Garden Writers Association of America ( GWAA ).

 

1979 – 1981      He served as President of the Garden Writers Association of America, and was the first-ever Canadian to hold the office, representing over 1,000 members, mostly in the U.S.A. 

 

 

 

Notable work with publications

 

 

December 1963 – March 1969      Mr. Drysdale wrote a feature column for a new magazine, CANADIAN NURSERYMAN.  He was also a member of the founding committee. 

 

1971 – 1978      He free-lanced as a horticultural writer, and published/edited RECREATION CANADA magazine. 

 

 

 

Notable work with books

 

 

March 1975      Dent Canada published Mr. Drysdale’s book GARDENING OFF THE GROUND that he wrote on the invitation of the publisher.  It was the first Canadian book for balcony gardeners. 

 

July 1996      He self-published his book GARDENING OFF THE GROUND in a completely revised and enlarged version, including his own colour photos.

 

GARDENING OFF THE GROUND is Canada’s most successful and most practical book on container gardening.

 

April 2012      In 2012, Mr. Drysdale rereleased a NEW EDITION of GARDENING OFF THE GROUND.

 

It has 168 pages, 70 sketches, six pages of colour photos and cover photo of my balcony. Now, breaking news,

 

Mr. Drysdale also converted the book into an e-book which avoids all the costs of printing, shipping and handling.

 

For a copy, simply send Mr. Drysdale an e-mail to art@artdrysdale.com OR call this Toronto number 647-977-7507.

 

 

 

Mr. Drysdale today

 

 

A life-long resident of Toronto, Mr. Drysdale is now a resident of Parksville, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, just north of Nanaimo. 

 

He has renovated an old home and has a new garden there.

 

 

 

Drysdale’s Wisdom

 

 

In his daily radio GARDENING VIGNETTES, and his weekly I-CAN-GARDEN BLOG, Mr. Drysdale has effectively and consistently spoken out against activists and anti-pesticide prohibitions.

 

 

 

 

NORAHG has archived more information about ART C. DRYSDALE on The Pesticide Truths Web-Sites 

 

 

THE WISDOM OF DRYSDALE, ART C.    PROFILE & REPORTS ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-5C5

 

 

THE WISDOM OF DRYSDALE, ART C.    AUDIO RECORDINGS    PART 1    AUTUMN to MISCELLANEOUS ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-5E0

 

 

THE WISDOM OF DRYSDALE, ART C.    AUDIO RECORDINGS    PART 2    ORCHIDS to WINTER ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-5E3

 

 

THE WISDOM OF DRYSDALE, ART C.    RE-DIRECT LINKS TO REPORTS AND AUDIO RECORDINGS ( Web-Page )

 

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

 

 

 

 

NORAHG is the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that seek to harm the Green space industry.

 

Communities and businesses are being HARMED and DESTROYED by PROHIBITIONS pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.

 

NORAHG morally represents the VAST SILENT MAJORITY of people associated with turf and ornamental plant maintenance who are OPPOSED to Anti Pesticide PROHIBITION and the CLOSURE or ABANDONMENT of green spaces under the RIDICULOUS PRETEXT of somehow « saving » the environment.

 

NORAHG is a NATIONAL NON PROFIT NON PARTISAN organization that does not accept money from corporations or governments or trade associations, and represents NO VESTED INTERESTS WHATSOEVER.

 

NORAHG is dedicated to reporting the work of RESPECTED and HIGHLY RATED EXPERTS who promote ENVIRONMENTAL REALISM and PESTICIDE TRUTHS.

 

NORAHG pledges to deliver reports that are worthy of peoples’ time and of peoples’ concern, reports that might ordinarily never have breached the parapet.

 

NORAHG was the brainchild of William H. Gathercole and his colleagues in 1991.  Mr. Gathercole is now retired, although his name continues to appear as founder.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Force-Of-Nature-The-Wisdom-of-Drysdale-2012-12-30-British-Columbia-Report-List-Of-Anti-Pesticide-Lunatics-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

THE PESTICIDE TRUTHS WEB-SITE

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/

 

 

PESTICIDE BANS ARE A FARCE ( Report )

 

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

 

 

REAL TRENDS AGAINST PESTICIDE BANS ( Web-Page )

 

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

 

 

CARNAGE CAUSED BY CATASTROPHIC ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION    MAIN WEB-PAGE

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-5On

 

 

CARNAGE CAUSED BY CATASTROPHIC ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION    RE-DIRECT LINKS ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-26P

 

 

GOLF DESTRUCTION    GOLF IS NEXT ( Web-Page )

 

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

 

 

WHITE PAPER    THE MYTHS ABOUT BANNING PESTICIDES ( Part 2 )    LEADING SCIENTIFIC HEALTH AND POLICY EXPERTS

 

http://wp.me/p1jq40-5DD

 

 

COMPLAINT CHANNELS    COMPLAIN ABOUT THE ANTI-PESTICIDE LUNATICS ( Web-Page )

 

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

 

 

THE COMPLETE LIBRARY OF REPORTS & REFERENCES ( Web-Page )

 

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

 

 

PESTICIDE TRUTHS REPORTS ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-53G

 

 

 

 

 

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