What's Happening in Canada?

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.

Committee Endorses Temporary Cell Tower Moratorium in Guelph

Published 10.12.13 Posted in C4ST in the News, What's Happening in Canada?

Source : Chris Herhalt

GUELPH — A city committee voted unanimously Monday to enact a moratorium on building cell towers in the city, while Canada awaits a review of guidelines that govern exposure to electromagnetic energy created by mobile networks.

Toronto Won’t Have Free Wi-Fi In Its Parks or Public Spaces

Published 27.11.13 Posted in What's Happening in Canada?

Source : David Nickle

Toronto councillors pulled the plug on the idea of extending free Wi-Fi service to city parks and other publicly accessible places at the Nov. 21 meeting of the city’s Government Management committee. The committee voted to defer indefinitely the motion brought forward by St. Paul’s Councillor Josh Matlow after hearing from residents worried about the possible health impacts of Wi-Fi operating in public spaces.

Toronto Board of Health Seeks Disclosure of Cell Tower Information

Published 14.11.13 Posted in What's Happening in Canada?

Source : Scarborough Mirror

A telecommunication pole in Scarborough
Toronto’s Board of Health says the federal government should tell the public where cellphone antennas and telecommunication structures are in the city and what levels of radio frequencies they emit.

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.

Council to Decide on New Cell Tower Rules

Published 16.12.13 Posted in What's Happening in Canada?

Source : Marco Chown Oved

That dystopian future described in the 1995 sci-fi film Johnny Mnemonic hasn’t yet come to pass, but a lesser version of that disease is now come to the fore. It’s called electromagnetic hypersensitivity, and for some people it means the devices that have made our lives so much more convenient have, according to some, made their lives hell.

New Chair of Expert Panels For Royal Society of Canada

Published 28.11.13 Posted in What's Happening in Canada?

Source : C4ST

Royal Society of Canada Chair of Expert Panels Dr. Geoff Flynn has been replaced by Dr. Dave Layzell from the University of Calgary.

Health Canada’s Process to Update Safety Code on Radiation by Wireless Devices Needs a Reboot

Published 14.11.13 Posted in C4ST in the News, What's Happening in Canada?

Source : Frank Clegg

It is time for Health Minister Rona Ambrose to reboot the whole process around updating Safety Code 6. The proceedings with the Royal Society Expert Panel should be put on hold.
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