We have emailed the Federal Election Candidates for Kingston & the Islands with a short 3-question survey. The questions we have sent them are posted below. For the full communication sent to candidates, including an 8-page fact sheet, please see our Blog.
Issue: No informed consent of citizens for the 5G rollout
In 1954, the tobacco industry founded the precursor to what is known today as the Council for Tobacco Research. This organization financed hundreds of so-called independent researchers, who published several thousand peer-reviewed studies the goal of which, as we now know, was to create controversy and doubt about a causal link between smoking and a wide array of grave illnesses. “Doubt is our product”, a leaked internal memo stated.
These techniques are still extensively used today by telecommunications companies. The parallels with the tobacco industry are striking and tactics have improved with relentless lobbying.
5G is being rolled out in Canada despite thousands of peer-reviewed studies showing related technologies are harmful to humans and ecosystems; industry admits no pre-market safety testing has been conducted. Regarding privacy concerns, no independent study has been done to ensure protection; in fact privacy experts are warning that safeguards are not in place as 5G is being rolled out.
How will your government ensure citizens are informed of negative health consequences and privacy implications of wireless technologies and ensure that 5G does not get implemented before it is proven safe for health or privacy?
Issue: Health Canada and Safety Code 6 fail to protect Canadians
Many people erroneously think that Health Canada’s Safety Code 6 is protective for all health effects. Safety Code 6 was developed for acute, thermal effects and only findings that relate to tissue heating are considered. It is for reasons similar to this that hundreds of scientists worldwide have appealed to the WHO to develop truly protective safety standards so that other jurisdictions can follow. (EMF Scientist Appeal, 2015)
The House of Commons, Standing Committee on Health #58 (2015) made 15 recommendations which Prime Minister Trudeau promised to adopt, if elected. He did not follow through. Several of the 15 recommendations referred to Health Canada because it was shown in the course of the hearings that Health Canada does not consider any of the vast amounts scientific research that show there are biological or non-thermal health effects resulting from radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMFs) in our environment. (HESA Report, 2015)
If elected, would your government ensure that a review of Safety Code 6 is done in an open and transparent way and all the science on health effects from RF-EMFs is considered? What safeguards should be put in place so the review is open and transparent and not influenced by industry?
What will you do to ensure that the Canadian government apply the precautionary principle as required by international law, and ensure appropriate independent science is conducted to determine the safety of 5G?
Confederation Basin - Outside Kingston City Hall
Rally from 11:00 am - noon
Memorial Hall, Kingston City Hall
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
These distinguished experts will form the panel:
We'll be at the Kingston Labour Day Picnic at McBurney Park (191 Ordnance St) on Monday, September 2, 2019 from 12 - 2 pm. We have lawn signs, window signs and a petition to sign!
5G wireless… the industry HAS NOT shown it to be safe for your health or privacy — yet THOUSANDS of peer-reviewed, independent studies show the risks it presents. Learn about the dangers and find solutions in your community!
Join us at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library - Central Branch for GENERATION ZAPPED followed by a presentation about "What is 5G?" and a Q+A period.
Come see us at the Community Booth at the Memorial Centre Farmers' Market between 9am - 2pm Lawn signs and window signs will be available.