Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Statement in the House of Commons / BBC Interview with Dr. Grahame Blackwell

From: SimmsSc8@parl.gc.ca
To: gerryhiggins55@hotmail.com
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 11:24:24 -0400
Subject: Statement in the House of Commons

Hello Gerry,
Below is the text Mr. Simms read in the House of Commons today.  The petition has been submitted and we should receive a response in the next couple of months.
Mr. Scott Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor, Lib.):
Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to present to the House today a petition compiled by a gentleman by the name of Gerry Higgins from Norris Arm, who is a tenacious man, to say the least. He certainly has a battle.
Several years ago, just around Christmas 2005, Mr. Higgins lost his wife to cancer. She was just 45 years old. Her name was Margaret. Since then he has been on a crusade.
He would like to present this petition, and I would like to do it on his behalf, that the undersigned residents of Canada request the Government of Canada undertake an independent study to determine the negative effects of electromagnetic fields on human health.
There is evidence to suggest that electromagnetic fields emanating from all types of transformers, substations and power lines located near residences can pose significant health risks to individuals and their families. Mr. Higgins is indeed compelling the government, through this House, to complete an independent study.
I salute Mr. Higgins by bringing his petition to the House of Commons of Canada.
Timothy Downing
Parliamentary Assistant
Office of Scott Simms, MP
Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor
 BBC Interview with Dr. Grahame Blackwell
Many thanks to Henrik for finding a link to the programme (below).
My bit starts at 02.35.30 by the clock bottom right (about 1cm+ from the end) and runs for 10 minutes. [On mobile phones and kids, for those who've just joined us.] I'm quite pleased at getting a full 10 minutes exclusive interview time on what I understand is a high-profile Radio London programme. Thanks to Vicky Fobel of Wired Child for opening that window of opportunity.
Best to all

Seems it just popped up in the BBC archive, here: