From :  Katie Albright <>
Sent :  January 20, 2005 9:00:41 PM
To :  "'Joel Theriault'" <>
Subject :  RE: Re: letter to the editor/ 2, 4-D
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Right now we're working on the legislative side of things. 2,4-D is in
the process of being reviewed, and we're hoping that we can ensure that
the epidemiology on 2,4-D is known.

I would like to see what your argument are and what media you are trying
to hit. It would help to get this in major press to get on the radar of
those in Ottawa deciding if they need to change the regulatory
framework. If many individuals and groups get out there and in the
press, then the government is more compelled to change things.

With respect to our forest program, it has primarily focused on logging
and habitat protection as opposed to chemical use, because it is so
pervasive (with all but Québec spraying). 

We did however, take on the NS government this past summer and summer's
in the past, when they tried to begin spray programs on Crown Lands.
(see for more

Hope this helps to clarify SCC's approach on herbicides in forestry.

Katie Albright
Health and Environment/Santé et environnement
Sierra Club of/du Canada

-----Original Message-----
From: Joel Theriault [] 
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 3:47 PM
Subject: RE: Re: letter to the editor/ 2, 4-D


What is sierra club doing about it? I'm working press relations right
gathering info, building my team, and writing persuasive arguements.
can my team be of assistance to the Sierra Club?


>From: "Katie Albright" <>
>To: "'Joel Theriault'" <>
>Subject: RE: Re: letter to the editor/ 2, 4-D
>Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 14:11:01 -0500
>You'd be correct!
>Katie Albright
>Health and Environment/Santé et environnement
>Sierra Club of/du Canada
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Joel Theriault []
>Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2005 1:42 PM
>Subject: RE: Re: letter to the editor/ 2, 4-D
>Thanks Katie,
>Would I be correct to say that the Sierra club is against using
>thousands of
>gallons of herbicides in the forest's of Northern Ontario?  I'm
>you had mentioned that Sierra club had a forestry department..... What
>it tried?
> >From: "Katie Albright" <>
> >To: "'Joel Theriault'" <>
> >Subject: RE: Re: letter to the editor/ 2, 4-D
> >Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 12:34:32 -0500
> >
> >Hi Joel,
> >
> >I've looked through the materials you gave me and have found the
> >following:
> >
> >Q1: Merv Reynolds, Manager, Regulatory Unit, Telephone (519)767-6202
> >Email: - She runs the facility at UofG that
> >tests food. I'm not sure of cost/availability, but you may want to
> >follow up.
> >
> >It makes sense that the only testing site that I could find was in
> >Guelph, because that is where OMAFRA is located.
> >
> >Q2: I'm not quite sure what you mean.... are you looking for "the"
> >argument to stopping the use of herbicides in forestry? Because I
> >that varies with your audience, who you are trying to convince.
> >you demonstrate the environmental effects on flora, fauna,
> >as a whole. Or you show the impacts of 2,4-D if you are trying to
> >particular chemical (non-hodgkin's lymphoma, developmental disorders,
> >etc.). I guess what I'm trying to say is that you know all of the
> >arguments, and use the most appropriate one for the situation that
> >find yourself in.
> >
> >I hope that this is somewhat helpful. Let me know if you need
> >else.
> >
> >Cheers,
> >
> >Katie Albright
> >Health and Environment/Santé et environnement
> >Sierra Club of/du Canada
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Joel Theriault []
> >Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 9:36 AM
> >To:
> >Subject: FW: Re: letter to the editor/ 2, 4-D
> >
> >Katie,
> >Good speaking with you yesterday.... Here's my summary of events,
> >we
> >haven't put everyone elses research together yet.... One thing, I
> >with
> >Tembec, and they indicated that they were using 2, 4-D in addition to
> >"vision"... Other than that, everything else is good.
> >
> >q1- Where to get the meat tested and what should the lab look for?
> >
> >q2- Whats the best arguement that your forestry department can make
> >against
> >using herbicides?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Joel Theriault
> >WhiteMoose.Ca
> >
> >P.S. I really think Sierra club should jump on board with me
> >the
> >White Moose project...they're just like the spirit bears & white
> >tigers...