Request that first generation DECT Phones be Banned in Canada

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Jun 30, 2008, 11:18:04 AM6/30/08
Canadians, concerned about environmental issues can bring these issues
to the attention of the federal government and obtain formal responses
be completing an Environmental Petition. The Environmental Petition does
not require multiple signatures, detailed reviews and can be as simple
as a letter.

"/By submitting an environmental petition in writing to the Auditor
General of Canada, residents of Canada can ask certain federal ministers
and their departments to explain federal policy, investigate or take
action on an environmental problem, or examine their enforcement of
environmental legislation. ///
/The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development
oversees the environmental petitions process on behalf of the Auditor
General of Canada. Once a petition is received and accepted, it is
forwarded to the appropriate minister(s). Federal ministers respond to
petitions on behalf of departments and agencies. When they receive a
petition, they are required to provide a response to the petitioner(s)
within 120 days. This time period may be extended with notice. ///
/As an integral part of our mandate, the Commissioner's petitions team
monitors department responses and reports annually to Parliament on the
petitions process. In addition, the Commissioner's team or other audit
teams in the Office of the Auditor General conduct audits of issues and
commitments raised in petitions responses and report on them to
Parliament /(Getting Answers: A guide to the environmental petition
process, March 19, 2008)."

Attached is an Environmental Petition on DECT Phones, recently submitted
to the Auditor General of Canada. It is asking that DECT phones be
banned in Canada. Indeed they should be banned globally. Feel free to
circulate this petition to those who may be interested and may be able
to use it to initiate similar requests in other Countries.

*Dr. Magda Havas, *B.Sc. Ph.D.

Environmental & Resource Studies,

Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, K9J 7B8

phone: 705 748-1011 x 7882
fax: 705 748-1569 <>

Informant: Martin Weatherall

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