2017-08-31 Emerging Human Rights Issues — UN Guiding Principles on Business

[AAEM – ALARA – Anmore Petition to BCUC re BC Hydro – Barry A. Smith – BSR Business for Social Responsibility – Cindy Sage – Class 1A – Corruption Beyond Belief in Health Canada: Radiation Protection Bureau by Jerry Flynn – Data – Debra Greene – Democracy – Doctor Henry Lai – EHT – ELF – Elizabeth Mathes, Home Depot – EMF Scientist Appeal – EMR – FCC – Fires – FortisBC – Ginette Petitpas Taylor – Hawaiian Electric – Health Canada Safety Code 6 – Human Rights – ICNIRP – ISED – Joel Lightbound – Letter to Deb Schulte, Elizabeth May, & Rachel Blaney re CEPA Standing Committee EMR Recommendation #62- Lisa Madigan – Maui Electric Co. Opt-in – Michael RepacholiNeil CherryNetanel Rubin – NOL Notice of Liability – Nuremburg Code – Precautionary Principle – Privacy – RF – Safety – Sam Milham – Smart Home Security – Studies – TOU – UNEP United Nations Environment Programme – UN Guiding Principles – University of Twente Study re Smart Meter Readings & Higher Bills – WHO – Wi-Fi – William Bathgate – Wireless Devices – Write Letters to Newspapers & Government Reps re 5G / Microcells / Small Cells Resolution at UBCM | Anmore, BC – Ontario – Canada – California & Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, Hawaii, USA] & (videos)

** There was a problem with last night‘s Update being received.  Here’s the website link:

– http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/z/2017-08-30-5g-milliwaves-could-promote-skin-cancer/ **

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1)    According to an update from someone in Anmore, BC Hydro is drilling on private property without permits in preparation for putting in overhead power lines. The initial petition was started months ago and the full details are here: https://tinyurl.com/yaxlm2ss .  There are many studies showing the serious health effects from the radiation off these lines. Why aren’t they being put underground? Not only would it be safer for the nearby residents but it would also be cheaper, being safely removed from strong winds and other weather events.

Urs Ribary just posted an update on British Columbia Utility Commission : Anmore opposes BC Hydro’s Metro North Transmission Project and demands that BC Hydro’s high-powered transmission lines go underground

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BC Hydro starts drilling in Anmore without Permit

BC Hydro announced to start drilling and digging on private properties in Anmore this FRI for geological assessments regarding overhead-lines; BC Hydro has no permit from BCUC and no consents from property owners, but just demands directions of what they will do…… Again, if we are all working together we can finally stop BC Hydro’s unethical actions and push for safer underground lines……

Read full update

https://www.change.org/p/british-columbia-utility-commission-anmore-opposes-bc-hydro-s-metro-north-transmission-project-and-demands-that-bc-hydro-s-high-powered-transmission-lines-go-underground/u/21210487

2) In Maui, the utility is offering people the chance to “opt in” the smeter program. Note: In this article, some credit seems to be given to the Notice of Liability (NOL) and Non-consent forms. In BC, there were some people who sent in both forms to  FortisBC and BC Hydro but this did not stop Hydro or Fortis from either smetering people or cutting services if people refused to accept the smeter, so I suspect this was more likely a coincidence in Maui.

http://mauiindependent.org/smart-meter-victory-maui-utility-consumers/

[Netanel Rubin security talk video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2EpY3-kDww]

3) How to make it easy for hackers and corporations to know your habits, get a “smart” home as advertised by Home Depot.

Your Day with Smart Home Products

“Picture this instead: Your daily commute is less stressful, with no worry about whether you locked the front door, turned off all the lights or shut off the AC — plus, you’re saving money. This freedom is already possible thanks to Smart Home devices — 26 percent of U.S. households with Wi-Fi have at least one. “There’s a huge demand from people who want more control of their home when they’re not there,” says Elizabeth Mathes, Director of Smart Home at The Home Depot. But the number of product options can be daunting. An easy way to start figuring out how to improve security and efficiency in your home is to examine the way you move throughout a full day.”

https://paidpost.nytimes.com/the-home-depot/your-day-with-smart-home-products.html?tbs_nyt=2017-aug-nytnative_hpmod&cpv_dsm_id=13092998

4) BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) has the goal to ensure that businesses respect human rights as defined and endorsed by the United Nations. Regarding utilities, privacy is said to be at risk.  There is nothing that I could find regarding health due to microwave radiation or safety due to fires. Likewise, I couldn’t find anything on their site re. wireless devices and I believe this is an area where we are victims of corporate abuses.  This group might be a place where we could lodge our complaints.

In 2011, the UN Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (Guiding Principles), the first international instrument to assign companies the responsibility to respect human rights. The Guiding Principles state that governments must put in place good policies, laws, and enforcement measures to prevent companies from violating rights; companies must refrain from negatively impacting rights even when governments are failing to create or enforce necessary laws; and victims of corporate abuses must have access to effective remedy. As part of this responsibility, the Guiding Principles require companies to undertake due diligence to identify and manage their negative human rights impacts.

Top 3 Emerging Human Rights Issues

Privacy and Data Security

Smart metering systems are increasingly used by utilities to efficiently manage their service loads and to support continuing sector innovation. Analyzing consumption patterns requires data storage that may risk a breach—and the dissemination of private consumer data—with untold consequences.

https://www.bsr.org/our-insights/primers/10-human-rights-priorities-power-and-utilities-sector

5) Re. 5G and microcells. I know I’ve asked before, but time is running out. Please write to your Mayor and Councillors, share this info about microcells and 5G, and ask that they support the resolution that will be presented at the UBCM conference in September.

Here is a link to the updated materials to be sent to Newspapers as a Letter to the Editor (Letter #1):
www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/Microcells Small Cells Big Changes Letter to Newspapers.pdf
&
to local Councils (Letter # 2):
www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/Microcells-Small-Cells-Letter-to-Government-Reps.pdf
&
the Fact Sheet:
http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Microcell-Flyer-for-UBCM-revised.pdf

Letters:

 

From:  X
Sent:
Monday, August 21, 2017
To: Deb.Schulte@parl.gc.ca
Cc: emay@magma.ca ; rachel.blaney@parl.gc.ca

Subject: Electromagnetic radiation pollution – The Right to Live in a Healthy Environment

Re:  5G Electromagnetic Radiation Pollution & The Right to Live in a Healthy Environment

Dear Ms. Schulte,

As constituents of Ms. Blaney, we would like to bring awareness to the insidious electromagnetic radiation pollution, which is now blanketing all aspects of our lives, to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.

Contrary to public belief, not a single device, emitting electromagnetic microwave radiation, was ever tested for long term biological effects, including the proposed 5G microwave transmitters.

Every citizen in Canada has a right to safety, but our right to live in an unpolluted environment has been usurped by Canada’s Safety Code 6, which has been sharply criticized by many EMF scientists as: scientifically obsolete, with absolutely no assurance of long term safety.

It is vital Recommendation 62 is initiated by our government, to preserve the health of our environment, as well as the health of generations to come.

If anyone is still not aware of the negative consequences that radiofrequency microwave pollution has on man and the environment, we suggest to visit these excellent websites of science:

https://ehtrust.org/ – Environmental Health Trust  the latest research on e-smog pollution.

https://emfscientist.org/ – EMF Scientist Appeal – As of today, it has 230 signatures from EMF scientists from 41 nations

The International EMF Scientist Appeal serves as a credible and influential voice from EMF (electromagnetic field) scientists who are urgently calling upon the United Nations and its sub-organizations, the WHO and UNEP, and all U.N. Member States, for greater health protection on EMF exposure.

We hope that our government’s decision makers will not be unduly influenced by industry lobbyists, whose single-minded goal is, corporate profitability, not environmental safety, nor the well being of citizens.

Best regards,

X

___________________________________________________________________________

 

From: Jerry Flynn  (name given with permission)
Date: August 31, 2017
To: <Ginette.PetitpasTaylor@parl.gc.ca>, <Joel.Lightbound@parl.gc.ca>
Cc: <Justin.Trudeau@parl.gc.ca>, <Colin.Carrie@parl.gc.ca>, <Don.Davies@parl.gc.ca>, <Gabriel.Ste-Marie@parl.gc.ca>

Subject: Corruption Beyond Belief in Health Canada – Radiation Protection Bureau

August 31, 2017

Also sent via Registered Mail to the Minister

The Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health
272 St-George Street, Suite 110
Moncton, New Brunswick
E1C 1W5

Dear Minister,

Preposterous though it sounds, look at the evidence. See the corruption for yourself! This is what you have inherited! The entire population of Canada depends on you to restore honesty, decency and democracy! This most evil crime against humanity must end! (During my long military career, I twice served at HMCS Coverdale, in Moncton, NB.)

Health Canada’s Radiation Protection Bureau is
Corrupt, Cruel and Evil – – – Beyond Belief!

 

EMF (electro-magnetic field) scientists around the world know that life on earth, as we know it, is under serious threat from invisible, virtually undetectable, manmade EMF radiation, which  comes in two forms: 1) extremely low frequency (ELF) or powerline (60 Hz) EMFs – which are produced in anything that is conducting electricity, i.e., overhead power lines, distribution lines, substations, power transformers, ‘smart’ meters, household electricity and all electrical appliances, tools, machinery, electric vehicles, etc.; and, 2) radio frequency (RF) EMFs – which  are produced by wireless radio products, i.e., baby monitors, ‘smart’ meters, ‘smart’ appliances, ‘smart’ phones, cell phones, cordless phones, cell phone towers, Wi-Fi routers, Wi-Fi and Wi-MAX zones, Bluetooth, tablet and laptop computers, ‘collision-avoidance’ radars in newer vehicles, driverless vehicles, etc. Scientists also say that with today’s Fourth Generation (“4G”) technology, mankind could be headed for extinction! Fifth Generation (“5G”) technology would simply expedite things. [1] [2]

Fifty years ago, autism, ADHD, leukemia and many other cancers, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, suicides, depression, birth defects, Tinnitus (ringing in the ears), other neurological diseases, and diseases of the central nervous system and immune system were seldom heard of in Canada. Today many of them are disease epidemics – especially  cancers and autism! Yet no health authority and no cancer agency anywhere even mentions EMFs being a possible culprit? [3] [4] Likewise, 50 years ago, it was unheard of for schools to require ‘special-needs’ teachers; whereas today it seems to be the norm! Informed people know that today’s insanity is caused by the US-driven corporate push for profit – at any price, including our health! The evidence speaks for itself! (See Appendix 1.)

History will show that we are living in the darkest, ugliest, most unbelievable chapter – and perhaps even the last – in Canada’s entire history! Health Canada (HC), whose mandate is to protect the health of Canadians, has long prostituted itself to Industry and to the USA! No honest independent, morally-upright HC could possibly ignore the Mount Everest of evidence, from all corners of the globe, which shows that EMFs: 1) are hazardous to humans and all life forms; and, 2) should be classified a Class 1A or Known Human Carcinogen! [5] [6] (See Appendix 1 for Evidence.) (See Appendix 2 for Defenders of present day ELF and RF EMF technologies.)

Not once has Health Canada ever seen fit to impose the ‘Precautionary Principle’ (i.e., Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage to the public’s health and/or safety, the lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for taking no action to protect the  public.”) Governments must always err on the side of protecting the public! HC however remains stubbornly deaf to all criticism! It continues to claim, fallaciously, that Safety Code 6 is “SAFE”, that it has a wide safety margin, that it protects against non-thermal as well as thermal RF EMF radiation. In fact, Safety Code 6 protects only against thermal radiation on frequencies above 100 kHz!

HC (like its US-led Western allies) would also have the public believe that ELF (powerline) magnetic fields are safe, saying that there is no ‘conclusive’ proof of harm! For that reason, HC has set no upper limit to the amount of magnetic fields Canada’s population must endure! Instead, HC follows ICNIRP’s ‘Guidelines’ and recommends other nations do so as well. (Note: HC’s own former scientist, Dr. Michael Repacholi, PhD., with the help of electric power industry representatives, established – for the worldtoday’s outrageously-high ‘safe’ ambient levels of  ELF magnetic fields)! Contrast what non-industry scientists say is a ‘safe’ ambient level of ELF magnetic field in a home i.e., >1 mG (or not more than one thousandths of a Gauss) with what Dr. Michael Repacholi established for ICNIRP – 2,000 mG for the pubic, and 10,000 for workers!  Both HC and the WHO follow ICNIRP’s ‘standard’ and recommend that other countries do so as well! Meanwhile, Russian researchers say 1/1000th of 1mG is safe! [7] [8] [9] Someone is lying.

Inconceivably, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISEDC) and Health Canada want to, yet again, follow the lead of the notoriously corrupt FCC, who are but a pawn of the broad communications and electronics industries, the very organizations FCC are supposed to regulate! Like FCC in the USA, HC and ISEDC are drooling at the prospect of bringing unproven, untested (for ‘safety,’ both biologic and health effects on humans) “5G” technology to an unsuspecting, trusting, already wirelessly-addicted, and utterly defenseless Canadian population, who don’t seem to have a clue what is happening to them!

In summary, the above shows clearly that HC’s Radiation Protection Bureau has shamefully allowed itself to be ‘captured’ by Canada’s electric power utilities and wireless and telecom industries. Even more unforgiving, HC elected many years ago to abandon the people of Canada in order to curry favour with the USA so that it could reap new, obscene profits which both countries believed wireless technology would bring! By its actions, HC’s Radiation Protection Bureau is guilty of: 1) facilitating genocide of its own people; and, 2) violating the Nuremburg Code (by allowing Industry to constantly irradiate an unsuspecting, trusting and defenseless public with pulsed microwave radiation without either their knowledge or consent).

No honest, informed person today can dispute that ELF and/or RF EMFs cause – repeat – cause a host of cancers and most, if not all, of today’s other disease epidemics!  HC’s Radiation Protection Bureau must be purged immediately of all ‘industry-friendly’ scientists and replaced by independent, apolitical, morally-strong, incorrigible EMF scientists who truly believe that a government’s first duty is to protect its people! Justice must be meted out! In due course, all existing wireless products / devices must be replaced with hard-wired technology. In the meantime, however, the ‘Precautionary Principle’ should be imposed on all current wireless communications products / devices, until such time as Industry can prove they are safe, biologically and health-wise! Similarly, all licensed and operating radio transmitters (from AM/FM radio towers, to UHF/VHF TV towers, to cell phone towers, to cell phones, to Wi-Fi routers) should be made to comply with the ALARA principle (reduce power to “As Low As Reasonably Achievable”). Finally, no products, wireless or otherwise, should be allowed in Canada unless and until they are first independently proven (by qualified experts having no ties or connections whatsoever to industry) to be biologically and health-wise safe to be used by, on and around people of all ages, of all sizes, of all levels of wellness 24/7/365 in perpetuity.

Sincerely,
J.G. (“Jerry”) Flynn, Captain (Retired)

 

References:

 

Appendix 1
Appendix 2

 

My BIO
I am a retired Canadian Armed Forces captain (commissioned from the ranks) who spent 22 of my 26+ years in Canada’s military in the arcane fields of Electronic Warfare (EW) and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT). My security clearance was “Top-Secret (code word)”. My most relevant appointments included: two years in National Defence  Headquarters in the Directorate of Electronic Warfare (DEW), where I was the sole EW officer charged with supporting Canada’s only army EW Company. For two years I worked closely with U.S. and NATO army EW units and completed, at my own initiative, a lengthy NATO army EW officers’ course in Anzio, Italy. Later, I participated in a major NATO army EW officers’ field exercise in Germany (again, at my own initiative). While in  DEW I accepted invitations to visit the U.S. Pentagon and, separately, Fort Bragg, N.C., the U.S. Army’s major EW base. My previous two-year posting was back in the SIGINT world, for which I was personally contacted and asked if I would assume the duties of both Executive Officer and Operations Officer at one of Canada’s largest and most sensitive SIGINT radio stations. Here approximately 200 specially-trained radio intercept operators conducted either COMINT or ELINT under my direction. Throughout this period I worked closely with the USA’s NSA and, to a lesser degree, with Britain’s GCHQ. Earlier in my career I conducted Radio Warfare (today’s EW) at sea aboard two  Canadian warships whose common home base was Esquimalt, BC. Anecdotally, for a six-month period in 1959/1960 I operated the world’s most northerly amateur HAM radio station – VE8TU!

 

Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.