July 16, 1970
BC Hydro boss .........Gordon Shrum says pesticides safe and drinks glass of diluted 2,4,5-T on TV. “ Our chemists told me the only problem I had was getting the taste out of my mouth. It was like dirty crankcase oil, but I found that vodka was good for rinsing out my mouth. In any case the exercise was good publicity for combating SPEC - that’s the Society for Promoting Environmental Crap- propaganda.
42 Years later
May 17, 2012
BC Liberal Government MLA Bill Bennett : ...... “Critics may say that myself as Chair and the majority members don’t care about human health, don’t care about children, don’t care about people that get cancer,” ..... adding that two of his grandparents, his mother, father and an uncle all succumbed to cancer.
Mr. Bennett suggested he was slightly pre-disposed to supporting a ban for health reasons, but wasn’t convinced it was needed after reviewing the evidence. “If I was convinced that we needed to do this, I would definitely have been there,” he said. “From our perspective, the scientific evidence does not warrant preventing British Columbians from buying and using approved domestic-class pesticides.” - Dirk Meissner Globe and Mail
"Snip.......I know the socialist-communist thinking is that everything should be nationalized and controlled. ...... Snip"
The Globe and Mail's ROD MICKLEBURGH did his best to straighten out Rich Coleman by writing this:
"There are pinkos everywhere and Rich Coleman needs to broaden his attack on them"
"Snip .....The Minister of Energy, Mines, Liquor Distribution, Housing, Horse Racing and Hula Hoops seemed to echo Tail Gunner Joe McCarthy by suggesting there were ‘Reds under the beds’ in British Columbia. ..... Snip".
It would appear that as much as Coleman sees himself as something quite different than the NDP, the Finance Minister, one Kevin Falcon, on the same day, said that he sees his Party, the BC liberals, as a "collective political.....interest...."
"Snip .....That is just a brief overview and explanation of some of the critical steps that have to be required to get to this point and those that are still to come. But it is an important point, because as a government we have a responsibility — I would argue, a supreme responsibility — to act, not even in our collective political interest. Snip" - Kevin Falcon May 16, 2012 on the Return of the PST