Marcel Durand says that a Hydro Transmission line passing close above his workshop led him to become hypersensitive to less severe forms of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) such as those coming from cordless phones. He built himself a Farraday cage to sleep at night. He also believes his experiences led to his leukemia.
When he discovered that others also suffer from similar incidents, he helped launch a lawsuit that alleges industry and governments have been colluding to hurt Canadians since 1999. He wants the court to force them to protect our health before more damage occurs.
I met Marcel and learned about the lawsuit because my husband is serving as one of the technical experts to that suit. A hearing to determine whether the case will become a class action took place early in May 2018 and Marcel spoke to me about his experiences that week. Listen to our conversation on Mixcloud.
It’s the last week of May and there are tons of events happening in Verdun!
Even if it’s raining, you can enjoy a wonderful spring day during the Cultiver Verdun event at the municipal greenhouses, 7000 boul. LaSalle tomorrow! The event includes a public consultation about what you’d like to see in urban agriculture projects in Verdun. The rest of the Grand Potager members, all of whom specialize in urban agriculture, will have tables set up to tell you what’s happening this season. There’s also a mini farmers’ market and CAUS will be selling our premium compost, seedlings, hanging pots, microgreen seeds, lawn seed, pruners, gloves etc. from our gardening shed in the back. We also have a couple of dozen eggs from Farmer Ed to sell. Urban Seedling’s garden centre will be open, as it is daily from 9 until 5, so you can pick up seedlings and some of their great gardening soil that contains compost and coconut fibre fully-integrated within.
Everything takes place from 10 until 4. Hope to see you there.
Also this week in Verdun, chef Joey d’Alleva, Sophie Bergeron, Frédéric Leblond and Marc-André Paradis announced plans for a new pasta and pizza restaurant called Rita.