Victory for Quebec -End of fluoride

March 27, 2008

After the council of Quebec City issued its intention lat year to end fluoridation on April 1, 2008, promoters of fluoridation in government went into action and lobbied to get them to change their mind. Despite these efforts, and those by a newly elected mayor and a lot of misinformation distributed by the media, on Tuesday, March 25, the Council confirmed by a vote of 16 to 13 its intention to end fluoridation on April 1. When this occurs it will leave only about 5% of the population of Quebec drinking fluoridated water. This is a huge victory for Quebec, for the whole of Canada, and the rest of the world.

A letter below from Jimmy Siles gives more details on this and I hope our readers - as he requests - will take the time to send a letter to the leader of the opposition in the council congratulating him on upholding this decision.

Paul Connett

Jimmy Siles' email on the Quebec City decision

Hello Dr Connett,

Good news! Last Tuesday, Quebec city officially voted to enforce the termination of water fluoridation as of April 1st 2008!

Our elected representatives voted 16 to 13 to uphold their 2007 vote, despite intense pressure from the part of the Quebec Health Branch (Direction de la santé publique) during the last week.

Not only that, but the Media have flooded newspapers with 'fluoridation information' the Easter weekend just before the vote took place (coincidence?). Not surprisingly, media action has limited itself to repeating like parrots what the 'fluoride experts' have told them to write and say: fluoride is wonderful, it is 100% safe, and there is not one single credible scientific study indicating any harm from fluoridation...

Quebec's pro-fluoride Mayor, Mr Labeaume, has even made a fool of himself when he publicly stated that those not in favor of water fluoridation (the majority of elected representatives) are victims of ''the environmental lobby'' and that there is some type of ''underlying eco-terrorism involved!"

What is even more hilarious is that Mayor Labeaume has suddenly turned himself into a knight of democracy, now asking for public consultation when he came to realize that his proposal to continue fluoridation was rejected. This despite the fact that Quebec city voted one year ago to end fluoridation unless the Quebec provincial government made water fluoridation mandatory across the province. Which it has not done so. Strangely enough, no one was consulted when water fluoridation was enforced on every soul in our city many years ago! Now he wants consultation in order to think about ending this ridiculous and controversial measure!

Dr. Connett, would you please to ask FAN supporters to write a short letter congratulating the leader of Quebec city's opposition representatives (Mr Jean-Marie Matte) to thank the representatives who were courageous enough to inform themselves and then say no to water fluoridation even under intense pressure?

To do so, please visit this page and go almost to the end (this is the only way to reach them):