The board of Stop Spraying New Brunswick believes a complaint lodged with the CBC Ombudsman is little more than abuse of process in order to stifle legitimate criticism against the use of glyphosate.

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Fredericton, NEW BRUNSWICK. On Monday, SSNB was made aware of a complaint filed with the ombudsman following CBC coverage of presentations by renowned expert Dr. Thierry Vrain.

Vrain provided SSNB with an email from CBC’s Darrow MacIntyre, in which MacIntyre points to complaints made in wake of CBC’s coverage of Vrain (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/glyphosate- thierry-vrain-1.4388887) and challenges the scientist to defend some of his claims.

Vrain directed MacIntyre to several published news articles, peer-reviewed journals and court documents – of which there are man – to support his claims. Vrain said he is used to such opposition. “I am well aware that the information I convey goes against big money interests so I definitely expect a push back. I have had quite a few opponents and complainants in attendance at my lectures … so I am not too surprised.”

Vrain is just one of many scientists facing challenges for making demonstrable, fact-based claims about the dangers of glyphosate. Rod Cumberland, an outspoken critic of the use of the herbicide as part of the province’s standard forestry practice, has also come under heavy criticism from industry – J. D. Irving in particular – for his views that glyphosate use is directly linked to the
province’s plunging deer populations.

SSNB director Vern Faulkner, a veteran journalist, called the invesigation “highly irregular”. “A media ombudsman generally exists to rule on matters of ethical principle, not on questions of accuracy,” said Faulkner. “The accuracy of Vrain’s claims cannot be disputed, and it is unbelievable that any ethical or moral boundary was challenged by CBC’s coverage of a public presentation by an expert of impeccable credentials.”

The board members of Stop Spraying New Brunswick can only conclude that a third party is abusing the office of the ombudsman in an attempt to stifle legitimate conversation, and expresses its alarm at such action.

Asks Faulkner, “Should SSNB now demand the CBC Ombudsman investigate the repeated and fallacious claims of glyphosate safety made by government and industry?”

SSNB repeats its call for government to heed the weight of both scientific
evidence and public opinion – as evidenced by the 35,000 signatures on SSNB
petitions – and end the government-funded use of glyphosate on Crown forests.
For more, see www.stopsprayingnb.ca.

The World Health Organization, (WHO), has named glyphosate a “probable human carcinogen”

plane2The World Health Organization, (WHO), has named glyphosate a “probable human carcinogen”.   Nevertheless Brian Gallant’s government continues to pay, with our taxpayer dollars, for it to be sprayed on our Crown Lands forests.

On Sept 12, You can hear firsthand how glyphosate is affecting our forests, our wildlife – and us.   Please join us.

The evening program includes:

–         2 short videos on the state of our forests

–         Kris Austin, Peoples Alliance of N.B.

–         Kevin Shaw, Miramichi Headwaters Salmon Federation

–         Ken Walker, Miramichi Green Party

Dr Caroline Lubbe-D’Arcy  from SSNB, Inc, a member of the Coalition To Stop Spraying NB will also give a short statement.

Rod Cumberland, retired DNR Wildlife Biologist will be in the audience to answer your questions and, MP Pat Finnegan & MLA Jake Stewart have also been invited to give short statements on the issue

SALMON MUSEUM, DOAKTOWN

Hosted by Doaktown Health Alliance: 369-1995/365-7860

TUES.  SEPT 12, 7 PM  –  doors open 6.30 PM.  Admission free


STOP SPRAYING OUR FORESTS

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The long delayed Report on Glyphosate from the NB CMOH, has been released, and its bland conclusions are that human health risks can be reduced if label restrictions are properly followed. This is in startling contrast to the World Health Organization, WHO, that has named it a “probable carcinogen”. Who to believe ?

Several countries , such as France, Italy, Sweden and the Netherlands argue for a complete ban on its use in forestry and agriculture. Closer to home, both Quebec and Vermont have banned herbicide use in their Crown Forests. This has created hundreds of jobs using man-crews for thinning.

On August 10, You can hear firsthand how glyphosate is affecting our forests, our wildlife – and us. Please join us.

The evening program includes:

– a film – THE TAINTED FOREST
– ROD CUMBERLAND, retired DNR Wildlife Biologist
– PETER GILBERT, co-organizer, STOP SPRAYING NB campaign

SALMON MUSEUM, DOAKTOWN
WED. August 10, 7 PM – doors open 6.30 PM.

New Brunswick’s Great Resource Giveaway; w/Charles Theriault, Don Bowser & Rod Cumberland (full version)

Full version: Dee Shanger

[Canada] New Brunswick’s The Great Resource Giveaway & Why it’s so poor & corrupt; w/Charles Theriault, documentary filmmaker; Don Bowser, international expert on transparency & anti-corruption; Rod Cumberland, certified wildlife biologist & New Brunswick’s provincial Dept of Natural Resources (DNR) whistleblower; Pamela Ross (MC).

The speakers questioned the management of the greatest natural resource the people of the province possess, the Crown forest. Find out why the Glyphosate is the worst GMO herbicide on the planet. It’s the reason why so many hardwood-trees die & its sprayed on all ur foods you eat everyday. The herbicide Glyphosate is killing our wildlife & people at an alarming rate & u need to see this video to know why?

Organized by the Council of Canadians, Fredericton Chapter. At “The Playhouse” theatre, Fredericton, New Brunswick (The Capital), on Sun July 27, 2014.