2020-07-29 Telus’s public consultations a farce

1) There have been animal studies that show a link between EMR and malignant lymphomas. Now a case study appears to confirm this in humans.

Central nervous system lymphoma and radiofrequency radiation – A case report and incidence data in the Swedish Cancer Register on non-Hodgkin lymphoma

“Earlier animal studies have provided evidence that non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) may be caused by exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation. This was recently confirmed by the U.S. National Toxicology (NTP) study that showed an increased incidence of malignant lymphoma in female mice exposed to the GSM modulated or the CDMA modulated cell phone RF radiation. Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare malignancy in humans with poor prognosis. An increasing incidence has been reported in recent years. Based on a case-report we present the hypothesis that use of the hand-held mobile phone may be a risk factor for PCNSL. The increasing incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Sweden is discussed in relation to etiologic factors.”


2) Animals are more sensitive to some stimuli than we are and, according to some reports, pets have been seriously affected by smeters.

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Furry Friends Alert: Your Pets May Get Sick from Utility “Smart” Meters Even If You Don’t

““Smart” Meters are 2-way transmitting and so they emit high levels of harmful RadioFrequency (RF) Radiation and other sources of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) which is also referred to as “Electrosmog”. Pet owners have also reported health issues in their fur children after these meters were installed on their homes.

This post on StopSmartMeters.org generated several responses from other people whose pets’ health had also started to suffer after installation.”


3) From a member regarding Telus’s “public meetings” which have been farces. People need to talk with each other and educate others. Remember that Telus, and those working for them, cannot agree with us about the dangers — their jobs are to get the cell towers out there even if it means appearing to be friendly, being interested, lying or deceiving. Their salaries depend on getting the tower up even if it is near homes, schools and hospitals.

“Last fall, I attended Telus’s so called ‘public consultation process’ in Gold River. They came with a staff of 4 or 5!
The event was set up to provide no open public input. There was no stage where those who opposed to cell towers could speak to the public, and raise public concern and inform of health issues. There was no debate of any kind. No one could publicly ask the lobbyists tough questions! The entire event was set up as a well oiled, public sales pitch.

They set up large boards around the room but there were no discussions, nor any kind of debate.

The lobbyist present themselves as concerned, likable people, and engage people in private conversations. I ask them why do they not inform about 5G? Their response? “Sorry, I don’t know nothing about this”. Really? 5G, the hottest thing currently in the telecom industry, and they claim they knew nothing? The lobbyist did not even bother to ask the Telus engineer, who was present.

If any of you attend their ‘public consultation process’, do not waste any time engaging the Telus people in lengthy conversations. Their minds are made up. They want to sell cell towers to the public, and that is why they are there.
The more time you waste talking to them, the less time you have to speak to the public….

I would suggest that we have T-shirts made, with a strong anti cell tower, and 5G message. These shirts could also be worn by cell tower opponents at council meetings and around town, to call attention to this problem.”



From: Leanne Salter (name given with permission)
To: “gord johns” <Gord.Johns@parl.gc.ca>, “Jagmeet Singh” <Jagmeet.Singh@parl.gc.ca>
Cc: “citizensforsafertech” <citizensforsafertech@shaw.ca>
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 1:56:17 PM
Subject: Re: Appeal for 5G Moratorium

Hi Gord,

Thank you for your response.

It is disturbing to hear that the concern is to provide wide spread 5G technology without proof that it is 100 % safe. This needs to be provided by ensuring an independent peer reviewed study on the health and safety of 5G..

I am not interested in the costly want (not need) for 5G. I am concerned with the health of the planet – humans, environmental damage, death of species etc. because of the NDP’s need to follow the money. I am not interested in the cost of mobile and wireless… I was writing about the safety to citizens, which you have not addressed.


Director Leanne Salter


From: “gord johns” <Gord.Johns@parl.gc.ca>
To: Leanne Salter
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:10:06 AM
Subject: RE: Appeal for 5G Moratorium

Dear Leanne,

Thank you for your email.

During this public health crisis due to the COVID 19 pandemic the need for accessible and affordable high-speed broadband internet has become obvious to all Canadians. With people sheltering at home and with schools and businesses closed, Canadians need a fast and reliable internet connection to communicate for work and school through online applications. It is an essential utility and must be treated as one. Unfortunately, the government has failed to treat this with the urgency it deserves.

Among OECD and other developed economies, Canadians pay some of the highest prices for mobile wireless and broadband subscriptions in the world. For decades, Liberal and Conservative governments have relied on market forces and supposed competition to determine what Canadians pay for their cell phone and internet every month – despite clear evidence that consumers are being forced to pay at least more than $20 above average monthly prices of the OECD.

While Canadians are paying skyrocketing prices, research shows that Bell, Rogers and Telus received close to 50 million in subsidies and more than $700 million in contracts for the federal government. In 2017, the profits of the “Big Five” totalled $7.49 billion, and their profit margins have reached an astonishing 46.2 per cent. In fact Canadian telecom companies make more revenue per gigabyte of data than almost any other company in the world. 23 times more than those in Finland and 70 times more than those in India. Yet this has resulted in lower data use than in almost any other country in the world. This hurts Canada’s economy and consumers.

In Canada, 63 percent of rural households do not have access to high speed broadband (50/10 Mbs with unlimited data) and 14 percent of highways and major transport roads do not have access to LTE wireless services. In the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut, no households have access to high speed broadband (50/10 Mbs with unlimited data) and 72 percent of highways and major transport roads do not have access to LTE wireless services. During this public health emergency, the situation has gotten worse for Canadians in rural and remote areas. The Canadian Internet Registration Authority released data on May 8 as part of its Internet Performance Test that was submitted to the CRTC for their consultation on barriers to rural broadband deployment that in April, median rural download speeds were measured at 3.78 Mbps, compared to 44.09 Mbps in urban Canada – a difference of 11.7 times. What is even more outrageous is the underfunded Liberal government plan to make Canadians wait 13 years to achieve 100 percent high speed broadband across the country. This is unacceptable.

The Liberals’ new policy directive to the CRTC is too weak and inadequate to ensure that Canadians are not price gouged or protect them from outrageous sales and customer service practices. These anti-consumer activities were revealed in the CRTC Report on Misleading or Aggressive Communications Retail Sales Practices.

Canadians deserve a government who has the courage to stand up to the ‘’Big Five’’ telecommunication companies and to use every tool available to make life more affordable for people.

The NDP Plan:

• Broadband and wireless services are essential. Those services need to be affordable for all and be declared an essential service.

• Establish a comprehensive broadband build out plan to be started in the next 12 months with 95 percent to be completed in 36 months and with the remaining geographic challenges being addressed to reach 100 percent within 48 months rather than the Liberals’ 13 year plan.

• The federal government fund the entire $ 6 billion rural and remote internet broadband buildout with the revenues from the spectrum auctions and the CRTC Broadband Fund

• The CRTC’s 50/10 basic speed target needs to be the floor, not the ceiling.

• All funded projects must be open access.

• Every company should be required to have a basic plan for wireless and broadband that meets the needs of Canadians and is comparable with the lower prices that are available in other countries in the OECD.

• Canadians need a real Telecom Consumers’ Bill of Rights to protect them from price gouging and the egregious and outrageous sales and services practices of the telecom companies.

• Data caps for broadband internet need to be abolished and companies mandated to create the unlimited data plans at affordable rates for wireless service, as exist elsewhere in the world.

• Open up Canada’s wireless market to true competition by mandating “structural separation” between infrastructure services and retail services in wireless, the CRTC could disable many of the mechanisms by which the Big Five have shielded themselves from competition.

• Guarantee price equivalency between large metropolitan areas and rural and remote communities with regulatory rate setting for a basic universal affordable plan.

• The regulation of the telecom sector has to be reformed to focus on consumer protection and lower prices rather than preserving the telecom companies’ abnormally large profits

As parliament begins the examination of CRTC regulatory reform and setting standards for the next spectrum auction I, along with the NDP, will focus on the measures above to ensure all consumers, wherever they live, begin to have affordable wireless and broadband services with the necessary protections from fraud and price gouging.

Thank you again for writing on this important matter.

Yours truly,

Gord Johns, M.P.



From: Leanne Salter
Sent: May 15, 2020 2:00 PM
To: Johns, Gord – M.P. <Gord.Johns@parl.gc.ca>
Subject: Appeal for 5G Moratorium

Mr. Gord Johns, MP
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6

Dear Mr. Johns,

I have just signed the Urgent Appeal to the Government of Canada to Suspend the 5G Rollout and to Choose Safe and Reliable Fibre Connections. You can review it here: www.appel5gappeal.ca.

The scientifically-backed information and calls for action in this appeal deserve your attention, because they affect the health, safety and security of all Canadians, and the sustainability of our environment.

Please let me know how you intend to support this Appeal.

I am counting on you.


Leanne Salter


Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

“Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.”        Stephen Hawking


Smart Meters, Cell Towers, Smart Phones, 5G and all things that radiate RF Radiation