Pesticide Ban Failure | Hudson Quebec Mayor Resigns | Mass Exodus | Quebec Mayors Evading Charges of Corruption |

By: Jim Duff June 19,2013

Hudson Mayor Michael Elliott resigned Tuesday for what he says are health and family reasons.

His resignation took effect at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, leaving Hudson council to elect an interim mayor for the four months until the Nov. 3 municipal elections.

“I’d like to do more, but I’m 72,” Elliott said yesterday evening. “My heart surgeon told me, look, guy, you’ve got to take it easy.”

Elliott, who underwent open-heart surgery last year, has been at the centre of a storm of controversy since the town announced it had called in the Sûreté du Québec to investigate possible fraud at Hudson town hall.

At the June 3 council meeting, it was confirmed that 315 residential and business ratepayers owed $1.2 million in back taxes.

Elliott said he’d heard the rumours that he was among the delinquents. “I’ve paid my back taxes. There was a time 25-30 years ago when I was in financial difficulty and it’s possible [a town employee] covered for me.

“There are a lot of good people having a hard time making ends meet. The town has always bent a little…that’s what makes Hudson.”
What constituted “bending a little?”

“The town charges 24 per cent on taxes owed. That may not be shylocking, but it’s damn close. Perhaps we eased up on the interest. I don’t think that’s wrong.”

Elliott said he’s sorry to go, but it’s not the first time he’s left office.

“When Steve [Shaar] beat me, I went off for 20 years. I have my craft (Elliott is a carpenter and furniture maker), my family and my health.”

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He talked about his long relationship with town manager Louise Villandré, whose departure at the end of April precipitated the flood of events that followed. “I’m sad about how things went with Louise. We worked together a long time…maybe we were too dependent on her. If that’s a mistake, I made it.”

A month ago, Elliott told me he was ready to serve another term — his third — because he still has work to do. Tuesday evening, he told me he leaves knowing he and the current council have done their best with what they inherited from previous administrations — getting the fire department under financial control, dealing with the CSST threat to close the firehall by building a new one, Jack Layton Park, Halcro Cottage.

“Council deserves a helluva lot more credit that they’re getting for what they’ve accomplished. I don’t think many of them are going to run again. We leave having done good things.”

Elliott’s lifetime achievement? Hudson’s pesticide bylaw, accomplished with the persistence of Louise Villandré and his first council “There are 187 cities and towns in Canada with pesticide bylaws based on ours.”

Elliott and June

 

 

 

 

June 2, 2009: Michael Elliott and Dr. June Irwin attend the launch of A Chemical Reaction, the documentary chronicling the Town of Hudson’s fight to adopt its pioneering 1991 pesticide ban. (Gazette file photo)

 

 

 

 

He urged the next council to continue with the preservation of Hudson’s architectural heritage, beginning with the restoration of McNaughten Hall, the town hall building. “The money’s there if the town can get what the old Medi-centre is worth.”

“I’m a little bit peeved that I couldn’t continue, but this is still the best little town in Canada.”

via Gazette Vaudreuil-Soulanges » Hudson’s Mayor Elliott resigns.

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  1. WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G June 20, 2013 10:06 pm

    In the 1990s and 2000s, Michael Elliott CONSPIRED to IMPOSE ARBITRARY ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION in the Town of Hudson, Quebec.

     

    Now in his 70s, Michael Elliott himself is busy RE-WRITING HISTORY by promoting his FALSE LEGACY.

     

    Elliott considers the HUDSON PROHIBITION as a lifetime achievement ?!?!

     

    In fact, the HUDSON PROHIBITION was ANTI-PESTICIDE TERRORIST ACTS OF SUBVERSION.

     

    Michael Elliott operates as a POLITICAL SHIELD for Anti-Pesticide and Environmental Terrorist Organizations.

     

    Elliott is listed among CANADA’S PROMINENT ANTI-PESTICIDE TERRORISTS.

     

    He has been a PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT in the CONSPIRACY TO ARBITRARILY PROHIBIT against pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.

     

     

    CULPRITS  –  CANADA'S PROMINENT ANTI-PESTICIDE TERRORISTS ( Web-Page )

     

    http://wp.me/P1jq40-46L

     

     

    Elliott’s ANTI-PESTICIDE TERRORIST ACTS OF SUBVERSION have EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED the Professional Lawn Care Industry.

     

    In 1991, in the Town of Hudson, Quebec, Elliott governed a SUBVERSIVE GROUP OF ANTI-PESTICIDE LUNATICS who enacted PROHIBITION against the use of pest control products.

     

    These products were otherwise HEALTH-CANADA-APPROVED, FEDERALLY-LEGAL, SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE, PRACTICALLY-NON-TOXIC, and CAUSED NO HARM.

     

    The HUDSON PROHIBITION was accomplished with the persistence of Louise Villandré, the Town Manager, and other Hudson Municipal Officials.

     

    Elliott, Villandré, and other Hudson Municipal Officials are now being INVESTIGATED for CORRUPTION AND TAX EVASION.

     

    Elliott, Villandré, and other Hudson Municipal Officials easily CAPITULATED under the pressure of a mere handful of ANTI-PESTICIDE LUNATICS that included Jack Layton, June Irwin, and others.

     

    Primarily, the HUDSON PROHIBITION was accomplished with the persistence of Jack Layton.

     

    It is a little-known fact that Jack Layton, the Enviro-Lunatic-Leader of New Democratic Party Of Canada, was born and raised in Hudson.

     

    Layton operated as Leader and Spokesperson for the following Anti-Pesticide Organizations that CONSPIRE to ARBITRARILY PROHIBIT against pest control products, such as New Democratic Party of Canada ( NDP ) and Federation of Canadian Municipalities ( FCM ).

     

    NDP is currently the Official Opposition Party in Canada, and functions as the POLITICAL SHIELD for Anti-Pesticide Organizations like Canadian Cancer Society.

     

    Federation of Canadian Municipalities ( FCM ) is the ADVOCACY SHIELD that CONSPIRED to IMPOSE Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION.

     

    As President of FCM, Layton was a PROMINENT ARCHITECT in DEFENCE of Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION involving the Town of Hudson and The Supreme Court of Canada.

     

    In the 1990s and 2000s, Layton CONSPIRED to ARBITRARILY IMPOSE HUDSON PROHIBITION.

     

    The HUDSON PROHIBITION was supposedly based upon the Cities and Towns Act which stated  ―  « The council may make by-laws to secure peace, order, good government, health and general welfare in the territory of the municipality, provided such by-laws are not contrary to the laws of Canada, or of Quebec ».

     

    Clearly, HUDSON PROHIBITION CONTRADICTED provincial and federal law.

     

    The Agriculture and Golf Industries were provided with an Exception Status ―  thankfully, Mr. William H. Gathercole crafted the original Golf Industry Exception Status, which endures to this day for virtually all jurisdictions in North America.

     

    In 1992, two Professional Lawn Care companies, ChemLawn and Spraytech, were each fined three hundred dollars for accidentally spraying pest control products on lawns located in the Town of Hudson. 

     

    The fine was LEGALLY CHALLENGED by the Professional Lawn Care Industry on the basis that the HUDSON PROHIBITION was invalid, since it was PROHIBITORY and DISCRIMINATORY, and LIMITED or NEUTRALIZED PROVINCIAL AND FEDERAL LAWS.

     

    In 1994, in a Quebec court, the Town of Hudson won the right to maintain its ARBITRARY PROHITION.

     

    Although ill-fated, the HUDSON PROHIBITION would continue to be LEGALLY CHALLENGED by the Professional Lawn Care Industry before The Supreme Court of Canada.

     

    The HUDSON PROHIBITION was NOT defended by Elliott and the Town Of Hudson.

     

    The HUDSON PROHIBITION was defended by fourteen Anti- Pesticide Terrorist-Organizations located OUTSIDE of Hudson, and, in fact, mostly OUTSIDE of the Province of Quebec.

     

    These fourteen Anti- Pesticide Terrorist-Organizations were BRIMMING WITH MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN BUDGETS, DONATIONS, AND GRANTS. 

     

    The fourteen Anti- Pesticide Terrorist-Organizations are listed below  ―

     

    ●   Breast Cancer Prevention Coalition 

     

    ●   Canadian Environmental Law Association 

     

    ●   Ecojustice Canada 

     

    ●   Federation Of Canadian Municipalities operated by JACK LAYTON

     

    ●   Healthy Lawns ― Healthy People 

     

    ●   Nature-Action Quebec Inc. 

     

    ●   Parents’ Environmental Network 

     

    ●   Pesticide Action Group Kitchener 

     

    ●   Sierra Club of Canada 

     

    ●   Toronto Environmental Alliance 

     

    ●   Vaughan Environmental Action Committee 

     

    ●   Working Group on the Health Dangers of the Urban Use of Pesticides 

     

    ●   Environmental Action Barrie 

     

    ●   World Wildlife Fund Canada. 

     

    These organization were/are mere FUND-RAISING, PROFIT-SEEKING, and LOBBYING organization, and were NOT science, research, or health organizations.

     

    They are listed among CANADA’S PROMINENT ANTI-PESTICIDE & ENVIRONMENTAL-TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS.

     

     

    ORGANIZATIONS  –  ANTI-PESTICIDE & ENVIRONMENTAL-TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS ( Web-Page )

     

    http://wp.me/P1jq40-48S

     

     

    On June 28th, 2001, The Supreme Court of Canada, which was clearly INFESTED WITH PARTISAN ANTI-PESTICIDE OFFICIALS, UPHELD THE ACTS OF SUBVERSION by the Town of Hudson, despite the fact that its HUDSON PROHIBITION CLEARLY CONTRADICTED provincial and federal law. 

     

    Anti-Pesticide-Judge Claire L’Heureux-Dubé presided on The Supreme Court of Canada when it UPHELD the Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION of the Town of Hudson. 

     

    On June 10th, 2002, L’Heureux-Dubé retired, and began an INDISCREET PUBLIC ASSOCIATION with those Anti-Pesticide Lunatic-Activists who CONSPIRED TO IMPOSE THEARBITRARY HUDSON PROHIBITION.

     

    L’Heureux-Dubé became a PARTY PAL with Michael Elliott and June Irwin.

     

    This situation was INCOMPREHENSIBLE to many observers !

     

    This would be like Judge Ito becoming a PARTY PAL with O.J. Simpson.

     

    Essentially, Elliott, Layton, L’Heureux-Dubé, Villandré, Irwin, and other Hudson Municipal Officials were LUNATIC-LIARS !

     

    Elliott, Layton, L’Heureux-Dubé, Villandré, Irwin, and other Hudson Municipal Officials LIED about the necessity to IMPOSE ARBITRARY PROHIBITION against pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.

     

    Not surprisingly, recently, Elliott, Layton, Villandré, and other Hudson Municipal Officials were also accused of LYING about ISSUES RELATED TO CORRUPTION AND TAX EVASION.

     

    They were TRUTH-CHALLENGED

     

    They LIED and LIED and LIED and LIED.

     

    Their LIES led to the ANNIHILATION of the Professional Lawn Care Industry.

     

    Their LIES have created a TRAIL OF ECONOMIC DESTRUCTION with THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OUT OF WORK.

     

    Their LIES were intended to DISCREDIT Health Canada and to PROHIBIT products that have been SCIENTIFICALLY-APPROVED by the HIGHEST QUALITY EXPERTS.

     

    Health Canada, and NOT Elliott, Layton, L’Heureux-Dubé, Villandré, Irwin, and other Hudson Municipal Officials, had the ESSENTIAL EXPERTISE and CREDIBILITY on pest control products.

     

    Elliott, Layton, L’Heureux-Dubé, Villandré, Irwin, and other Hudson Municipal Officials were NOT CREDIBLE and they knew NOTHING about pest control products.

     

    NONE had ANY competent expertise, recognized training, or successful background in matters concerning pest control products.

     

    They were THE LEAST QUALIFIED TO PROVIDE ANY ADVICE about pest control products.

     

    Elliott, Layton, L’Heureux-Dubé, Villandré, Irwin, and other Hudson Municipal Officials COMPENSATED for their INCOMPETENCE by becoming COMPULSIVE LIARS.

     

    Elliott, Layton, L’Heureux-Dubé, Villandré, Irwin, and other Hudson Municipal Officials MADE THE LIE BIG, MADE IT SIMPLE, KEPT SAYING IT, and EVENTUALLY A HAPLESS PUBLIC BELIEVED THEM.

     

    If Elliott, Layton, L’Heureux-Dubé, Villandré, Irwin, and other Hudson Municipal Officials wore Swastikas, and lived in the 1930s and 1940s, they would have led the Third Reich.

     

    Their REAL LEGACY is PARTISAN INTERFERENCE IN FEDERAL LAWS, POLITICAL SUBVERSION, DESTROYED ECONOMIES, LOST JOBS AND HARDSHIP FOR PEOPLE, and WEAKENED COMMUNITIES. 

     

    WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G   http://pesticidetruths.com/   http://wp.me/P1jq40-2rr   

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