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THE WEEK IN REVIEW ▬ December 2009 ▬ Week 3

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<< Now’s the time to take science seriously. How can any society make important decisions about these issues without being scientifically literate and informed ? >>

[ An example of an Enviro–Maniac using science when it suits him. Perhaps someday, Suzuki will resolve to support the Health Canada science showing the safety of pest control products. ☺ ]

David Suzuki
David Suzuki Foundation
March 27th, 2009




( Adapted excerpts )

Part 2C

November 2009

John J. Holland
Communications Director

Media Release


Inconvenient Facts

● Despite claims to the contrary, there are NO viable, efficacious, or economical products to replace present pest control products.

● There are only two “ alternative ” products approved for lawn care by Health Canada : Sarritor and corn gluten.

Sarritor is 5–10 times more expensive ― and certainly no safer ― than 2,4–D, and works only on top growth, necessitating even more applications.

Corn gluten can only used as a pre–emergent ― which means it is not effective for pre–existing weeds ― and provides only poor results.

● Despite claims to the contrary, children and pregnant women are taken into account when pest control products are registered in Canada :

“ [E]xtra safety factors were applied to
the no effect level identified in animal
toxicity studies to protect population
groups, such as children and pregnant
women, that may be more susceptible to
the potential effects of pest control
products. This resulted in reference
doses that were 300– to 1000–fold lower
for these groups for these sensitive
groups, which are more protective than
the minimum 100–fold safety factor.
Thus, products will not be considered
acceptable for continued registration
unless the estimated human exposure is
at least 300 times to 1000 times less
than the level at which there were no
observed effects in the studies
examined. These levels ensure the most
sensitive population groups ― children
and pregnant women ― are protected. ”

( Reference : Health Canada’s P.M.R.A., Re–evaluation Decision RVD2008–11, May 16, 2008, available online )

● Many “ organics ” are considerably more toxic than conventional counterparts.

For example, consider copper, which is used by organic farmers, and is, indeed, labelled as “ organic ”. Yet, copper is non–degradable, corrosive, more toxic than its conventional counterparts, and can cause kidney and liver damage.

● Claims by anti–pesticide organizations that business increases for applicator companies after a ban are completely false.

The Statistics Canada figures used as “ proof ” are gleaned from a catch–all category that includes all landscape related companies, such as landscape installation and grass–cutting operations. If switching to products deemed “ organic ” increases income, why would applicators be opposed ?


Bottom Line

The Canadian Cancer Society is not a scientific body ... it is a fund–raising organization, consisting of volunteers and administrators. Much the same can be said for other non–scientific organizations, such as Toxic Free Canada and the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE).

The anti–pesticide organizations have no one in their employ with recognized pesticide training or appropriate scientific expertise.

Compare this with the over 350 qualified scientists at Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada, and the thousands at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

What is the rationale that causes municipalities to choose to listen to those emotionally and irrationally opposed to the use of pest control products, rather than the actual experts ?

Why is it that uninformed opinion and unsubstantiated claims take precedence over science for so many Councils and Councillors ?

According to Dr. Keith Solomon, the University of Guelph Professor of Toxicology, and an award–winning and internationally respected expert on pest control products, a lot of this has to do with “ bylaw envy ”.

There has, in addition, been an almost universal lack of due diligence: if a number of municipalities pass a pesticide ban, then this alone is taken as acceptable “ proof ” of the need for further bans and one municipality simply copies the bylaws of others.

Add to this mix the non–scientific approach of the Canadian Cancer Society ( which, because of other ― good ― work done by them, manages to still be viewed as highly respected and reputable ) and other anti–pesticide organizations.

Many unsubstantiated claims are presented to Councils, using a combination of misinterpreted, poorly conducted studies and fraudulent information.

Thus is laid the groundwork for what appears superficially to be suitable grounds for a ban. However, “ facts ” cannot be validated by majority votes, and science is not determined through groundless emotion or uninformed public opinion polls.

For additional detailed scientific information from respected non–industry scientists and sources, contact :

John J. Holland
Communications Director
Integrated Environmental
Plant Management Association
of Western Canada


John J. Holland

Holland is Communications Director for Integrated Environmental Plant Management Association of Western Canada (I.E.P.M.A.).

He is one of the most eloquent and intelligent writers on the subject of public policy and pest control products.

Here is a list of Holland’s career highlights and accomplishments :

Honours BA in History and Geology.

Post–graduate work in History.

After university, co–owned a large bookstore in Ontario.

Moved to British Columbia from Ontario in 1978.

Worked for a structural pest control company in British Columbia for three years, the last two of which Holland was a supervisor.

Owned a large tree and lawn care company in the Okanagan from 1983 until 2004, when he retired.

One of the founders of the ESA (Environmental Standards Association – forerunner to the Integrated Environmental Plant Management Association of Western Canada) in 1984.

President of the Environmental Standards Association, 1985 – 1994.

Vice–President of the Integrated Environmental Plant Management Association, 1998 – 2007.

Director of the Integrated Environmental Plant Management Association, 2007 – present.

According to Holland : “ Although I have never used my degree in the profession for which I studied, I found that the training I received in the methods of research was invaluable in enabling me to discern the facts of the real science behind the use of pest control products. Not being a scientist, I have always been guided by the work of those who are the actual experts. ”



<< Our role is to assist in the transition
[ towards the annihilation caused by the prohibition of pest control products ]. >>

<< Some of them [ modern lawn care businesses ] will figure it out. Others won’t make it this year. >>

[ May God have mercy on their souls. ] ☺

Tony DiGiovanni
Director of Funeral Services
LandsCAPE Ontario
L.O. Annual Report 2008 & April 3rd, 2009



December 16th, 2009

( Adapted Excerpts )

First of Four Parts



In the August 25th 2009 Speech from the Throne, the Government of British Columbia committed to consult British Columbians on “ new statutory protections to further safeguard the environment from cosmetic chemical pesticides.”

This consultation paper [ ... is ] intended to stimulate conversation [ in order to ] gather your input on this topic.

The Ministry of Environment (the ministry) has prepared background information and identified consultation issues for discussion to build understanding about the subject and provide a structure for comments and feedback. Additional comments or suggestions beyond the identified consultation issues are also welcome.


Please ― tell us what you think !

This consultation paper and a response form for providing comments to the ministry, and links to related legislation, are posted on the Cosmetic Use of Pesticides Consultation Forum website. This information can also be accessed by clicking on the “ Cosmetic Use of Pesticide Consultation ” button on the Ministry of Environment home page ( ).

Discussion comments and responses received by February 15, 2010 will be reviewed by the ministry and a summary posted on the Consultation Forum website. Following this review, the ministry will inform respondents and post information regarding next steps, and any intentions for revision of statutory provisions governing the cosmetic use of pesticides.

The paper includes the following sections ―

Background information

● Definition of a pesticide
● The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to managing pests
● How pesticides are regulated in British Columbia
● What is meant by “ cosmetic use of pesticides ”
● What other provinces are doing
● Consultation issues for discussion

Ministry objectives in regulating the cosmetic use of pesticides

● Potential regulatory restrictions on “ cosmetic use of pesticides ”
● Creating classes of pesticides that may or may not be used for cosmetic purposes
● Limiting use to qualified applicators and encouraging IPM
● Notification and signage requirements
● Conditions under which pesticides may be sold or purchased
● Public awareness, education, compliance, and enforcement


Background Information

1. Definition of a pesticide

A pesticide is anything that is intended to prevent, destroy, repel, attract, or manage a pest. Pesticides used to kill insects are known as insecticides; those that kill weeds are herbicides; and those that kill rodents are called rodenticides.


2. The Integrated Pest Management
(IPM) approach to managing pests

In 2004, B.C. became the first jurisdiction in North America to require the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) on all public land and by all commercial pesticide applicators. IPM is a systematic decision–making process that aims to prevent pests from becoming problems, and to determine what actions to take if pest problems occur.

In IPM programs, all available information and treatment methods are considered in order to manage pest populations effectively, economically, and in an environmentally sound manner. IPM does not try to eliminate all pests. Instead, it attempts to reduce pest numbers to levels that minimize damage while protecting human health and the environment.

IPM provides important advantages to the pest manager, the environment and to society.

Effective IPM programs ―

● Provide long–term solutions to pest problems
● Reduce pesticide use
● Protect the environment and human health
● Minimize harm to beneficial organisms that help control pests
● Provide pest control options when pesticides cannot be used
● Reduce the development of pesticide resistant pests


3. How pesticides are regulated in B.C.

Important federal legislation. ─ All pesticides used in Canada must be accepted for use ( registered under the federal Pest Control Products Act ) by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) of Health Canada.

Before a pesticide is registered, the manufacturer must provide scientific data and information on ―

● Product effectiveness in Canadian conditions
● Toxicity to humans, animals and plants
● Food and feed residues
● Product fate in the environment
● Chemistry of the pesticide

The PMRA makes a registration decision after a complete review of the scientific data, safety, effectiveness, and merits of the product.

When a pesticide is registered, it is given a unique Pest Control Products Act (PCP) registration number. This registration number appears on the pesticide label.

Pesticide applicators have specific responsibilities under the federal Pest Control Products Act.

Those responsibilities include ―

● Possessing and using only registered pesticides
● Following the instructions contained on the pesticide label
● Ensuring that the pesticide is used, stored and disposed of safely


B.C. legislation ― the Integrated Pest
Management (IPM) Act and regulation

The mandate of the Ministry of Environment ( the ministry ) is to protect human health and safety, and maintain and restore the diversity of British Columbia’s native species, ecosystems, and habitats. The ministry administers the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Act and regulation, the primary regulatory tools governing the sale and use of pesticides in the province.

The ministry relies on the federal Pest Control Products Act, and the expertise of the PMRA of Health Canada, to evaluate and determine acceptable uses for pesticides registered for sale in B.C.

The IPM Act and regulation establish conditions for the sale and use of pesticides in the province through a classification system and regulatory provisions for licences, certification, permits, Pest Management Plans and ministry responsibilities. The regulation also contains public notification, consultation, reporting and record keeping provisions ― as well as standards for IPM programs and use of pesticides aimed to ensure protection of human health and the environment.

The IPM Act and regulation require that ―

● Pesticides used on public land ( e.g. schools, parks, boulevards ), and those used by pest control services ( e.g. lawn–care or tree–care companies ),be applied under the direct supervision of a person trained in the safe use of pesticides and that they be used in an IPM program ― under the IPM process, a pesticide can be used only when it is determined to be critical to control a pest and when no practical alternatives are available.

● Notification signs be posted when pesticides are used on public land or multi–residence properties

● Vendors selling pesticides have staff trained in IPM to assist customers who request advice about purchasing a pesticide


Municipal powers to regulate pesticides

Under provisions of the Community Charter, municipalities may choose to restrict the use of pesticides for maintaining outdoor trees, shrubs, flowers, other ornamental plants and/or turf ― on municipal land and on land used for residential purposes. Approximately twenty B.C. municipalities have bylaws that restrict pesticide uses in their communities. Some municipalities prohibit all pesticide uses under their jurisdiction. Others allow certain uses under a municipally–issued permit. One municipality allows applications by licensed service companies, but not by untrained pesticide applicators. Municipalities do not have the authority to ban the sale of pesticides.



Go to the following link ...

Please complete the following form and click ‘ Send ’. It will then be forwarded ─ exactly as below ─ to Premier Gordon Campbell, Hon. Barry Penner (Minister of the Environment), and Hon. Bill Bennett (Minister of Community and Rural Development)). If you do not want to include all of your address information, please be sure to at least include your email address and city. Thank you for your support.



Premier Gordon Campbell, Hon. Barry
Penner, Hon. Bill Bennett :

I understand that your Government
plans to review the use of cosmetic
pesticides. It is my belief that both
homeowners and professional applicator
companies should be able to use any
pest control product that has been
registered by Health Canada as safe to
use when label recommendations are
followed. Health Canada’s respected Pest
Management Regulatory Agency has the
real experts on this subject. Their
conclusions should be the foundation on
which decisions are made regarding
cosmetic pesticides.

I am of voting age in the Province of
British Columbia, and request that your
Government support the real science of
pesticides, not the incorrect and
emotion–based stance of misinformed
anti–pesticide organizations and
persons. I do NOT want to see the
prohibition of the legal and proper use of
these products.

Thank you.



The fate of British Columbia rests in the wet dish–pan hands of deceiving volunteer house–wives that sell treated " Toxic Daffodils " for a MILLIONAIRE prohibitionist enviro–terror organization with NO recognized expertise in pest control products, and with the ability to concoct LIES about NON–EXISTENT danger for MILLIONS OF DONATION DOLLARS !




CASHIN, Marlene
Staff Lawyer. Ecojustice Canada. Toronto Office.


COOPER, Kathleen
Senior Researcher (Secretary). Canadian Environmental Law Association (C.E.L.A.). Web Site Editor. Chair of the Steering Committee. Secretariat. Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment (C.P.C.H.E.). Author of Child Health and the Environment : A Primer. Personally allied with David Suzuki Foundation.


DUNCAN, Justin
Staff Lawyer. Ecojustice Canada. Toronto Office.


FORMAN, Gideon
Executive Director. Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (C.A.P.E.).


President. Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (R.N.A.O.).


Public Issues Manager. Canadian Cancer Society (C.C.S.). Ontario Division.


Minister of the Environment. MPP [ Member of Provincial Parliament ] Kingston and The Islands. Government of Ontario.


Executive Director. Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (R.N.A.O.).


GUE, Lisa
Environmental Health Policy Analyst. Researcher and Writer. David Suzuki Foundation.


KASPERSKI. Janet « Jan »
Nurse. Chief Executive Officer. Ontario College of Family Physicians (O.C.F.P.).


KHAN, Farrah
Executive Assistant (Secretary). Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (C.A.P.E.).


Main Spokesperson. Member of Steering Committee. Pesticide Free Ontario (P.F.O.). Organizer of cutesy group called Get Rid Of Urban Pesticides (G.R.O.U.P.). Graduate. University of Waterloo (1974–1977). Independent Writing and Editing Professional. Organizer of Dandelion Festivals.


Spokesperson. Member of Steering Committee. Pesticide Free Ontario (P.F.O.).
Member. York Region Environmental Alliance (Y.R.E.A.).


ORTON, Tania
Member of Steering Committee. Pesticide Free Ontario (P.F.O.). Organizer of cutesy group called Gardens Off Drugs.



The Scam of Our Lifetime

Part 1

Global Warming Caused by Human–made CO2 ?


The GREEDY and AVARICIOUS Environmental Terror
Organizations continue to attract MORE MEMBERS,
such as the supposed threats and dangers of global
warming, as well as modern pest control products !


Text by William A. Bell, December 2009.
Production and titles by
William H. Gathercole and Norah G.
Those wishing to receive copies of this article
directly from the author Bill Bell can acquire
same by e–mail to


Global Warming
Is Nonsense

The idea that humans are causing global warming is little more than nonsense. The goal of the perpetrators is a transfer of wealth with the apparent forfeiture of power to a proposed environmental world government for–med by the United Nations. A possible vote on this socio–political concept could be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December [ 2009 ].

This would be the abandonment of everything hard working, decent individuals have accomplished over hundreds of years, and satisfies only the cravings of a power hungry, unscrupulous intelligentsia that somehow believe they should rule the world.

The cost will be horrendous.

Unbelievably, the British, led to believe that their nation would soon disappear beneath the sea, passed a Climate Change bill which that same government concedes will cost 18 billion pounds a year. Tax on a new car in England is already over 5,000 pounds.


Cost of Global Warming
to Canadian Tax–Payers

A recent study commissioned by the Toronto Dominion Bank to the Suzuki Foundation and the Pembina Institute projected a cost to Canadians at between $46–$72 billion dollars over the next 10 years.

The Harvard Business School recently concluded that consumers’ energy costs using cap and trade ( one of the current proposals for reducing CO2 ) will increase the energy costs of a family of four by $6,800 US per year by 2025.

Why should Canadians grovel in fear and be browbeaten into actions that have no rational explanation or purpose ?

Someone said « we must never burn our bridges » but clearly this is a time for everyone to voice their opinion no matter whom they antagonize, for as Martin Luther King Jr. said ―

« Our lives begin to die the day we become silent about things that matter ».


Global Warming Predictions
are Hitlerean Nightmares

Adolf Hitler took power in 1933 to the detriment of the entire world because no one cared, and if common sense is not discovered soon, we are headed for a similar nightmare, albeit without guns and other weapons of war.


William A. (Bill) Bell

Bell is a professional geologist with extensive experience in the Western Canada Basin. He is a long time LEADER in the field of Petroleum Geology. Bell is President of Bellport Resources Ltd., Bellport Oil and Gas Inc., and Portobello Investments Ltd. He is also on the Board of Directors for Great Plains Exploration Inc. Bell has also served as management and director for numerous oil and gas companies, both public and private.


William H. Gathercole and Norah G

National Organization Responding Against Huje that harm the Green Space Industry (NORAHG)

William H. Gathercole, Founder

For a free Force of Nature e-newsletter, contact


FORCE OF NATURE was launched for continuous transmission on the Internet on January 1st, 2009. It is a series of e–newsletters destined for the Green Space Industry, the Environmental–Terror–Movement, Government Officials, and the Media, nation–wide across Canada, the United States and overseas.

Force Of Nature is the brainchild of William H. Gathercole and his entourage. Norah G is actually an acronym for the stable of anonymous producers and writers that contribute to this e–newsletter and have now replaced Mr. Gathercole. They consist of people from the following industries : Distribution, Fertilizer, Golf, Lawn Care, Manufacturing, Municipal, Nursery, and Orchard. Many of these people are leaders in their own industries. The opinions expressed in Force Of Nature, even though from an INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE, may not reflect those of everyone in the GREEN SPACE INDUSTRY, or Mr. Gathercole’s many associates. Be warned ! Force Of Nature may sometimes be very irreverent and fearless with these e–newsletters. Mr. Gathercole is now retired from Force Of Nature, although his name continues to appear as the founder.

William H. Gathercole is a principal FOUNDER of the Modern Professional Lawn Care Industry in BOTH Ontario and Quebec. He holds a degree in Horticulture from the UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH, and another pure and applied science degree from McGILL UNIVERSITY. He has worked in virtually all aspects of the GREEN SPACE INDUSTRY, including GOLF and PROFESSIONAL LAWN CARE, and has served in public affairs, workplace safety, and environmental compliance. Mr. Gathercole has supervised, consulted, programmed, and/or overseen the execution of HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of pest control applications in the urban landscape. He has trained, instructed, and consulted with THOUSANDS of turf managers and technicians. Mr. Gathercole has also been an agricultural agronomist. For many years, Mr. Gathercole was a contributing columnist for TURF & Recreation Magazine, Canada’s Turf and Grounds Maintenance Authority.

Mr. Gathercole has followed the evolution of ENVIRONMENTAL TERRORISM for over a quarter–century. His involvement in environmental issues reached a fevered pitch in the 1990s, when he orchestrated, with his colleagues, legal action against the prohibition of pest control products in the Town of Hudson, Quebec. For FIFTEEN YEARS, the strategies designed and implemented by Mr. Gathercole and his colleagues guaranteed the control of Enviro–Terror for the entire Modern Green Space Industry across Canada. Although he can be accused of being Anti–Environment–Movement, he is, in fact, simply a strong advocate FOR the Modern Green Space Industry. However, this position has not precluded him from criticizing the Green Space Industry itself. Nonetheless, his vast knowledge of our long journey with environmental issues is UNDENIABLE. ( Hopefully ! )

The mission of Force Of Nature is as a National Organization Responding Against Huje that harm the Green Space Industry (NORAHG) with statements and activities seeking to prohibit FEDERALLY LEGAL, SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE, and TOTALLY IRREPLACEABLE conventional pest control products. Enviro–Maniac–Culprits are identified on the basis of their statements, activities, affiliations, and whereabouts. Even though each Enviro–Maniac–Culprit is a mis–guided adversary, each still deserves our respect. The terms Maniac, Culprit, Terrorist, or Basterd are not accusations of any legal wrong–doing. Force Of Nature is simply holding Culprits accountable for conspiring to change public policies that TERRORIZE and THREATEN the Green Space Industry. Force Of Nature believes that the pretentious prohibitionist policies of the Environmental–Terror–Movement is leading to LOSS OF REVENUES, BUSINESS FAILURES, BANKRUPTCY, and UNEMPLOYMENT, inflicting DESPAIR and DESTITUTION for THOUSANDS of victims throughout the Green Space Industry. The actions of Maniac–Culprits–Terrorists–Basterds in the movement are viewed as a form of TERROR against the Green Space Industry. The information presented in Force Of Nature has been developed for the education and entertainment of the reader by providing a sequence of historical events with commentary. Additionally, Force Of Nature inspires people to believe that ENVIRONMENTAL TERRORISM can be STOPPED ! The events, characters, companies, and organizations, depicted in this document are not always fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, may not be coincidental. All document excerpts and pictures contained in Force Of Nature were found somewhere on the Internet. We believe that they are in the public domain, serving one of the following purposes : archive, education, promotion, publicity, or press release.

The following Force Of Nature documents are currently available ― ● Alberta Prohibition ● British Columbia Prohibition ● Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment ● Canadian Cancer Society ● Canadian Environmental Law Association ● Consequences ● David Suzuki Foundation ● DDT and Politicized Science ● Death and the Environmental–Terror–Movement ● Enviro–Money ● Environmental Terrorists Unmasked ● Fertilizer-Terror Is Next ● June Irwin, The Clown of Junk Science ● Kazimiera Jean Cottam ● Landscape Trades Capitulate ● New Brunswick Prohibition ● Nova Scotia Prohibition ● Ontario Prohibition ● Organic Fertilizers ● Pesticide Free BC ● Pets and Lawn Care Chemicals ● Prince Edward Island Prohibition ● Quebec Prohibition ● Rachel Carson, The Queen of Junk Science ● Salmon Arm BC Prohibition ● The 9/11 Era of the Green Space Industry ● The Failure of Integrated Pest Management ● The Looming Golf Industry Shipwreck ● The Industry Strikes Back ● The Misconceptions About Cancer ● The National Annihilation of the Modern Green Space Industry ● The Wisdom of Bill Bell ● The Wisdom of Drysdale ● The Wisdom of Health Canada ● The Wisdom of Holland ● The Wisdom of Lowes ● The Wisdom of Mains ● The Wisdom of the Solomons ● Ask For a Copy of Any Back Issue of Force Of Nature Today. Read All About Enviro–Maniacs and Their Environmental–Terror–Organizations in Force Of Nature ! The Whole Truth From An Independent Perspective ! Force Of Nature is TOTALLY INDEPENDENT of any trade association or business operating within the Green Space Industry. DON’T THANK US. IT’S A PUBLIC SERVICE. AND WE ARE GLAD TO DO IT.


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