What's Happening in Canada?

Halton District School Board Writes to Health Minister Ambrose Re Safety Code 6

Published 22.07.14 Posted in What's Happening in Canada?

Source : Halton District School Board

The Halton District School Board represent the interests of more than 60,000 students, 10,000 staff, as well as the many volunteers, family and community members who attend our schools in the Halton Region. Each of our many schools and buildings have complete access to WiFi.

Wilderness Wi-Fi Won’t Enhance the Great Outdoors

Published 08.05.14 Posted in News Updates, What's Happening in Canada?

Source : The Toronto Star

Spirit Island on Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park: all that's missing is free Wi-Fi. | HUGH LECKY / THE CANADIAN PRESS
Parks Canada plan to provide free Wi-Fi in national parks could make getting away from it all harder than ever.

Canada Post Removes Wi-Fi

Published 22.04.14 Posted in News Updates, What's Happening in Canada?

Source : Canada Post

Canada Post
Canada Post Removes Wi-Fi to provide barrier free access to their buildings to those suffering from EHS.

Federal Wi-Fi Safety Report is Deeply Flawed, Say Experts

Published 16.04.14 Posted in News Updates, What's Happening in Canada?

Source : Canadian Medical Association Journal

Federal Wi-Fi Safety Report is Deeply Flawed, Say Experts
A new review of Health Canada's safety standards for radiofrequency devices, including Wi-Fi and cellphones, is deeply flawed due to the authors' conflicts of interest and lack of expertise, say two scientists.

How will Health Canada deal with RSC Review and Canadians?

Published 07.04.14 Posted in What's Happening in Canada?

Source : John Timmer - Ars Technica

How will Health Canada deal with RSC Review and Canadians? Source - Chris Oakley
Canada's Royal Society (equivalent to the US' National Academies of Science) has just completed an evaluation of the county's safety standards for wireless devices like Wi-Fi and cellphones. The review, done at the behest of Health Canada, concludes that the existing standards appear sufficient, and there's no clear evidence of any risks posed by lower exposure. But the repport suggests that the government has done a poor job of explaining why it's adopted the standards it has.

Invisible Threat

Published 11.02.14 Posted in Educate Yourself, C4ST in the News, What's Happening in Canada?

Source : Vitality Magazine: Frank Clegg

The Link Between Wireless Radiation and a Host of Serious Illnesses

The longtime president of Microsoft Canada is now our country’s leading advocate for wireless radiation safety. Vitality invited high tech leader Frank Clegg, now CEO of the new non-profit organization, Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST), to update our readers on what Canada is (or is not) doing to protect your health, and what you can do in this election year to protect yourself and your children.
Here is a report on his research and conclusions.

PRESS RELEASE - Canadians for Safe Technology Praise Federal Action on Cell Towers

Published 05.02.14 Posted in C4ST in the News, What's Happening in Canada?

Source : C4ST

PRESS RELEASE - Canadians for Safe Technology Praise Federal Action on Cell Towers
OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST) applaud federal Industry Minister, the Honourable James Moore, for his assertive action that limits cellular companies' ability to build communications towers in communities unchecked and now requires more open consultation and engagement with citizens before new cellular towers under 15m can be built.

City of Guelph Calls for Moratorium on Towers/Antenna Until Safety Code 6 is Revised

Published 30.12.13 Posted in News Updates, Cell Tower News Highlights, What's Happening in Canada?

Source : C4ST

City of Guelph
The City of Guelph has joined the towns of Oakville and Thorold in asking Industry Canada to put a moratorium on all cell tower/antenna installations until Safety Code 6 has been revised.

Could WiFi In Schools Be Harming Our Kids?

Published 12.05.14 Posted in News Updates, What's Happening in Canada?, Wifi in Schools

Source : The Globe and Mail

Why are some Canadian schools installing WiFi while France is limiting exposure? (Naomi Buck for The Globe and Mail)
Students in Lindsay Freedman’s split Grade 3/4 class at Red Willow Public School are working away on tablets, laptops and iPods. It’s Bring Your Own Device day, a regular occurrence here, and supplementing the devices brought from home are 20 school-owned iPads. Freedman walks around the classroom, marvelling at her students’ instant embrace of the online presentation app she’s just introduced. “They’re an instant motivator,” she says, referring to the tools in their hands.

Canadian Conflict-of-Interest Follies: Anything Goes Except Non-Disclosure

Published 25.04.14 Posted in News Updates, C4ST in the News, What's Happening in Canada?

Source : Microwave News

In 2011, Health Canada found itself in a tough spot. The public was becoming more and more uneasy over exposure to RF radiation from the proliferating number of cell phones, cell towers and Wi-Fi routers. After holding hearings in the spring and fall of 2010, Parliament asked the health agency to investigate whether its exposure limits —the national RF standard known as Safety Code 6 (SC6)— were too lenient and needed strengthening. Soon afterwards, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) added urgency to the assignment by classifying RF radiation as a possible human cancer agent, or, in the vernacular, a 2B carcinogen.

Health Canada Committed to Transparency

Published 22.04.14 Posted in What's Happening in Canada?

Source : Dr. Supriya Sharma, Senior Medical Advisor, Health Canada

Nowhere is confidence and transparency more important than in the decisions made that affect the health and safety of Canadians — and Health Canada is delivering.

Frank Clegg on 1290 AM CJBK, London ON (April 12, 2014)

Following the publication of the RSC Review of Health Canada's Safety Code 6, Frank Clegg speaks to Andy Oudman and Pam Killeen on Newstalk 1290 and explains why he's unhappy with the "rubber stamp" that the RSC has given.

Canada lagging behind China and Russia: Safety Code 6 needs to be updated now

Published 11.02.14 Posted in News Highlights, C4ST in the News, What's Happening in Canada?

Source : The Hill Times: Frank Clegg

Canada lagging behind China and Russia: Safety Code 6 needs to be updated now
Many parents assume that if a wireless gadget is in the marketplace, it is safe for children. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. During the holiday season, I can only imagine how many children received a cell phone or tablet and how few families read the fine print; safety is not guaranteed and worse, Canada’s Safety Code 6 is an antiquated regulation that lags behind Russia and China. We must do better.

Ottawa closes cellphone tower loophole

Published 06.02.14 Posted in What's Happening in Canada?, Cell Towers

Source : Terry Pedwell - The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – The federal government is trying to mitigate an irritant for some municipalities and resident groups by expanding the rules governing construction of new cellphone towers. Related Stories Under a new Industry Canada policy announced Wednesday, wireless companies will now have to consult with communities before building new towers, no matter what their height.

Wireless firms must consult with Canadians on cell towers: Moore

Published 05.02.14 Posted in News Updates, News Highlights, What's Happening in Canada?

Source : CBC News

Wireless firms must consult with Canadians on cell towers: Moore
Industry Minister James Moore announced Wednesday that wireless companies must consult with communities when building cellphone towers, regardless of their size. That addresses a regulatory loophole allowing towers to be built without consultation if they are under 15 metres tall.
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