Cellular tower opponents laud NDP MPs Libby Davies, Alex Atamanenko
Two NDP MPs in B.C. have earned the kudos of a coalition of 26 groups from across Canada concerned about the effects wireless technology, cellular towers, and other “public microwave exposures” have on the human brain.
Today (April 18) the umbrella organization known as the Wireless Radiation Safety Council issued a report card on the five main political parties ahead of the May 2 federal election.
The Conservatives received an F grade, the Liberals a C, the Bloc Québécois and Greens a B, and the NDP a B+.
“New Democrat MPs Libby Davies [Vancouver East] and Alex Atamanenko [British Columbia Southern Interior] have also offered their support for the most important cause of the 21st Century,” the council states in the report card. “The NDP gets an ”˜A’ for effort and ”˜B+’ for effectiveness.”
In February, Davies and Vancouver-Hastings NDP MLA Shane Simpson organized a community meeting on cell towers at Kiwassa Neighbourhood House.
Meanwhile, the council noted that, over the last year, the parliamentary standing committee on health met to discuss microwave radiation and human health.
“The Conservatives held a majority on that Committee but failed to listen to the expert warnings from scientists around the world and from within our country,” the report cards states. “They have failed to act to protect our children.”