Letter to the Editor : RESPONSE TO GIDEON FORMAN – May 3rd, 2011 – ‘Writer is right about pesticides’ – The Western Star
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: RESPONSE TO GIDEON FORMAN.
MAY 3rd, 2011.
THE WESTERN STAR ( NEWFOUNDLAND ).
As usual, Forman and his buddy Simpson are NOT TRUTHFUL about the CARNAGE caused by the PROHIBITION of pest control products in the Province of Ontario.
PROHIBITION is NOT good for health, NOT good for job-creation, and NOT good for business. In fact, PROHIBITION DESTROYED the Modern Professional Lawn Care Industry.
In 2010, the Ontario Professional Lawn Care Industry lost over 500,000,000 DOLLARS.
By 2010, 40 to 70 per cent of Professional Lawn Care customers were ANNIHILATED, depending upon the type of company and its location.
Because of PROHIBITION, Professional Lawn Care businesses were forced to TERMINATE many or most of their employees.
By 2010, 8,300 to 12,500 were UNEMPLOYED in Ontario. Prohibitionist–Activists like NON–EXPERT Forman had assured Government Officials in Ontario that the effects of PROHIBITION would be positive.
Unfortunately, Forman does not have ANY recognized expertise, training or background in matters concerning the Professional Lawn Care Industry.
Forman’s opinions are TOTALLY VALUELESS and UTTERLY WORTHLESS.
In January 2010, the Green Space Industry outlined the list of CHARGES against the Government of Ontario and the Ministry of the Environment. The legal proceedings were organized by Jeffrey P. Lowes and M–REP Communications.
Additionally, individual activists also faced CHARGES under the Canadian Criminal Code.
By August 2010, M–REP Communications commenced CIVIL ACTION to recover the HORRENDOUS LOSSES caused by activists.
In Canada, pest control products are still HEALTH–CANADA–APPROVED, FEDERALLY–LEGAL, SCIENTIFICALLY–SAFE and TOTALLY–IRREPLACEABLE.
The DEVASTATION of the Professional Lawn Care Industry was EXTENSIVE because there were NO valid economical alternatives to replace the prohibited products.
VIRTUALLY ALL Green Alternatives were almost TOTALLY INEFFECTIVE, except under very specific circumstances. Even the MANUAL removal of weeds was NOT an effective means of weed control.
There is something HORRIBLY WRONG with a system where NON–EXPERT activists like Forman attempt to dictate public policy based upon FEAR–MONGERING, FRAUDULENT LIES, MISCONCEPTIONS, COERCION, THREATS, DECEPTIONS, TERROR, and PARANOID CONSPIRACIES .
PROHIBITION is NOT good for health, NOT good for job-creation, and NOT good for business.
For the ENTIRE archive of information concerning Prohibitionist Activities and Conspiracies, we suggest you go to …
William H. Gathercole and Norah G
National Organization Responding Against Huje that terrorize, harm, and threaten the Green Space Industry ( NORAHG )
LETTER FROM GIDEON FORMAN
Dear Editor: Ian Simpson is exactly right that it’s time to ban lawn pesticides across Newfoundland and Labrador.
One of the things we’ve learned in Ontario is that pesticide bans are not only helpful to human health and the environment, they’re also good for employment.
And that’s not just the view of environmentalists, it’s also what industry is saying.
Just before Ontario’s Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act came into effect in 2009, the owner of a major lawn care franchise in southern Ontario said he “expects to hire more people this year because the organic methods are more labour intensive and require inspection and removal of remaining weeds.”
He added: “We have no issues at all. We’ve completely switched to organic products.”
There is every reason to believe a pesticide ban in Newfoundland and Labrador would be a win-win-win situation as well: good for health, good for job-creation, good for business.
Gideon Forman, executive director, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment