The State Of Artificial Water Fluoridation In Canada

As of July 18, 2012.

A sample of Canadian cities that do not currently have fluoridation, some probably never contested:

  1. - Caledon (ON)
  2. - Cambridge (ON)
  3. - Cochrane (AB)
  4. - Essex County (ON, outside Windsor)
  5. - Guelph (ON)
  6. - Kitchener (ON)
  7. - Leamington (ON), has never had it
  8. - Orillia (ON), has never had it
  9. - Regina (SK), has never had it
  10. - Saguenay (QC)
  11. - Shawinigan (QC)
  12. - St. Catharines (ON), has never had it
  13. - Timmins (ON)
  14. - Vancouver (BC), has never had it
  15. - Victoria (BC), has never had it
  16. - Westbank (BC)

There are currently 87 known Canadian communities as of March 11, 2014, that have discontinued or refused to implement fluoridation since 1990; extracted from Communities which have Rejected Fluoridation Since 1990, at the Fluoride Action Network (FAN, fluoridealert.org); Canadians Opposed to Fluoridation (cof-cof.ca) also maintains such a list: our list updated regularly on our web site, http://ffo-olf.org/end.html, as the struggle rages on.

Why they’ve Quit? Many reasons that can be resumed as follows:
1. Not safe.
2. Not effective.
3. Immoral.
4. Unethical.
5. Contaminates tap water.
6. Causes harm to health.
6. Pollutes the environment.
7. A highly hazardous, industrial toxic waste.
8. Mass medication without medical supervision.
9. Unproved claim of benefit on children’s teeth.
10. No toxicology studies or clinical trials as required for use as a water additive.
11. Uses municipal water supply as a waste disposal method.
12. Legal liability for damage to teeth, health and environment.
13. Taxation issues: waste of tax dollars.
14. Unapproved, untested and unregulated as a drug.
15. No one has ever given their consent to being medicated for tooth decay.
16. Councillors are effectively practicing medicine without a licence.

By Date

  1. Saint John (NB), Mar 11, 2014, CBC News
  2. Lake of Bays (ON), Jan 20, 2014 COF-COF.ca/.
  3. Huntsville (ON), Jan 20, 2014 COF-COF.ca/.
  4. Shawinigan (QC), Jan 14, 2014.
  5. Richmond (QC), Jan 14, 2014. résolution pour faire cesser la fluoration.
  6. Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue (QC), Nov 20, 2013. The Gazette WestIsland.
  7. Senneville (QC), Nov 20, 2013. The Gazette WestIsland.
  8. Tecumseh (ON), Sep 20, 2013.
  9. Roblin (MB), Feb 26, 2013.
  10. Lasalle (ON), Jan 28, 2013.
  11. Windsor (ON), Jan 28, 2013. Windsor Star.
  12. Windsor (QC), Jan 28, 2013. Fin de la fluoration de l’eau à Windsor.
  13. Bécancour (QC), voted Dec. 3, 2102. Confirmed Jan. 14, 2013.
  14. Kirkland lake (ON), Dec 5, 2012. Kirkland Lake Ends Fluoridation.
  15. Fermont (QC), Sep 30, 2012.
  16. Rosetown (SK), Aug 17, 2012.
  17. Orillia, (ON) Jul 16, 2012.
  18. Okotoks, (AB) Apr 23, 2012 Okotoks Online
  19. Wynyard (SK), Mar 1, 2012.
  20. Mont-Joli (QC) Apr 2012.
  21. Amherstburg (ON), Feb 6, 2012.
  22. Moncton (NB), Dec 19, 2011.
  23. Riverview (NB), Dec 19, 2011.
  24. Dieppe (NB), Dec 19, 2011
  25. Williams Lake (BC), Nov 21, 2011.
  26. Lake Cowichan (BC), Nov 21, 2011.
  27. Lakeshore (ON), Oct 29, 2011.
  28. Churchill (MB), Oct 18 2011.
  29. Slave Lake (AB), voted out on Tue Sep 6, 2011, ended Oct 1, 2011.
  30. Taber (AB), Jul, 20, 2011.
  31. Meadow Lake (SK), voted out Jul 4, 2011, ended Jul 27, 2011.
  32. Flin Flon (MB), Jun 2011.
  33. Calgary (AB), voted out Feb 8, 2011, ended May 18, 2011.
  34. Verchères (QC), Feb 7, 2011.
  35. Airdrie, (AB), Feb 2011, on file, 2011.04.01, Cities_English_Stopped_Rejected_F.pdf – FAN.
  36. Waterloo, St. Jacobs and Elmira (ON), voted out Oct 25, 2010, ended Nov 29, 2010.
  37. St. Jacobs (ON), ended Nov 29, 2010.
  38. Elmira (ON), ended Nov 29, 2010.
  39. Athabasca (AB), Nov 1, 2010.
  40. Beaupré (QC), Aug 16, 2010.
  41. Gatineau (QC), May 4, 2010.
  42. Sainte-Marie de Beauce (QC), voted Jan 31, 2009, ended Sep 14, 2009.
  43. Thunder Bay (ON), Jul 21, 2009.
  44. Longueuil (QC), voted Jan 31, 2009, ended Sep 14, 2009.
  45. Cranberry Portage (MB), Jan 1, 2009.
  46. Farnham, Ange-Gardien (QC), 2009
  47. Drayton Valley (AB), Dec 31, 2008.
  48. CFB Kingston (ON), May 28, 2008.
  49. Dryden (ON), May 6, 2008.
  50. Québec (QC), Apr 1, 2008.
  51. Summerside (PE), 2008.
  52. Thorold (ON), Feb 22, 2008.
  53. Welland, Pelham and parts of Thorold (ON), Feb 22, 2008.
  54. Hannah (AB), 2008, on file, 2011.04.01, Cities_English_Stopped_Rejected_F.pdf – FAN.
  55. Niagara Region, (ON), Jan 24, 2008, on file, Cities_English_Stopped_Rejected_F.pdf – FAN.
  56. Kamsack (SK), 2008, cof-cof.ca.
  57. Langham (SK), 2007, cof-cof.ca.
  58. Golden (BC), Nov 19, 2005.
  59. Foam Lake (SK), 2005, cof-cof.ca.
  60. Burns Lake (BC), Jun 25, 2003.
  61. West Elgin (ON), Jun 2003.
  62. Dutton-Dunwich (ON), Jun 2003.
  63. Preeceville (SK), 2003, cof-cof.ca.
  64. Rosthern (SK), 2003, cof-cof.ca.
  65. Mackenzie (BC), Nov 2002.
  66. Falher (AB), Sep 24, 2002.
  67. Sainte-Thérèse, Boisbriand, Blainville, Saint-Janvier-de-Mirabel (QC), 2002.
  68. Cobalt (ON), Dec 11, 2001.
  69. Kamloops (BC), Oct 13, 2001.
  70. Gananoque (ON), Oct 2000, The Brockville Recorder & Times, April 1, 2003
  71. Squamish (BC), Oct 16, 2000.
  72. Laval (QC), 2000.
  73. Whitehorse (YT), Jul 28, 1998.
  74. Kitimat (BC), Mar 1998.
  75. Kelowna (BC), Nov 16, 1996.
  76. Port Hardy (BC), Nov 1993.
  77. Campbell River (BC), Apr 1993.
  78. Comox (BC), Feb 1992.
  79. Courtney (BC), Feb 1992.
  80. Creighton (SK), after 1990.
  81. Denare Beach (SK), after 1990.
  82. Smithers (BC), after 1990.
  83. Snow Lake (MB), after 1990.
  84. Thompson (MB), after 1990.
  85. Embrun (ON), after 1990.
  86. Spirit River (AB) 1990 http://www.fairviewpost.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3596214.
  87. Grande Prairie (AB) 1990 http://www.fairviewpost.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3596214

Alphabetically

  1. Airdrie, (AB), Feb 2011, on file, 2011.04.01
  2. Amherstburg (ON), Feb 6, 2012
  3. Athabasca (AB), Nov 1, 2010
  4. Beaupré (QC), Aug 16, 2010
  5. Burns Lake (BC), Jun 25, 2003
  6. Bécancour (QC), voted 3 Dec. 2102,
    confirmed Jan. 14, 2013.
  7. Calgary (AB), voted out Feb 8, 2011, ended May 18, 2011
  8. Campbell River (BC), Apr 1993
  9. CFB Kingston (ON), May 28, 2008
  10. Churchill (MB), Oct 18 2011
  11. Cobalt (ON), Dec 11, 2001
  12. Comox (BC), Feb 1992
  13. Courtenay (BC), Feb 1992
  14. Cranberry Portage (MB), Jan 1, 2009
  15. Creighton (SK), after 1990
  16. Denare Beach (SK), after 1990
  17. Dieppe (NB), Dec 19, 2011
  18. Drayton Valley (AB), Dec 31, 2008
  19. Dryden (ON), May 6, 2008
  20. Dutton-Dunwich (ON), Jun 2003
  21. Elmira (ON), ended Nov 29, 2010
  22. Embrun (ON), after 1990 – now supplied by
    Ottawa’s HFSA contaminated water!
  23. Falher (AB), Sep 24, 2002
  24. Farnham, Ange-Gardien (QC), 2009
  25. Fermont (QC), Sep 30, 2012
  26. Flin Flon (MB), Jun 2011
  27. Foam Lake (SK), 2005, cof-cof.ca
  28. Gananoque (ON), Oct 2000, The Brockville Recorder & Times, April 1, 2003
  29. Gatineau (QC), May 4, 2010
  30. Grande Prairie (AB) 1990 http://www.fairviewpost.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3596214
  31. Golden (BC), Nov 19, 2005
  32. Hannah (AB), 2008, on file, 2011.04.01, Cities_English_Stopped_Rejected_F.pdf – FAN
  33. Huntsville (ON), Jan 20, 2014 COF-COF.ca/
  34. Kamloops (BC), Oct 13, 2001
  35. Kamsack (SK), 2008, cof-cof.ca
  36. Kelowna (BC), Nov 16, 1996
  37. Kirkland lake (ON), Dec 5, 2012
    Kirkland Lake Ends Fluoridation
  38. Kitimat (BC), Mar 1998
  39. Langham (SK), 2007, cof-cof.ca
  40. Laval (QC), 2000
  41. Lake Cowichan (BC), Nov 21, 2011
  42. Lake of Bays (ON), Jan 20, 2014 COF-COF.ca/
  43. Lakeshore (ON), Oct 29, 2011
  44. Lasalle, (ON), Jan 29, 2013
  45. Longueuil (QC), voted Jan 31, 2009, ended Sep 14, 2009
  46. Meadow Lake (SK), voted out Jul 4, 2011,
    ended Jul 27, 2011
  47. Mackenzie (BC), Nov 2002
  48. Moncton (NB), Dec 19, 2011
  49. Mont-Joli (QC) Apr 2012
  50. Niagara Region, (ON), Jan 24, 2008, on file, Cities_English_Stopped_Rejected_F.pdf – FAN
  51. Okotoks AB, (2012.04.23), Okotoks Online
  52. Orillia (ON), Jul 16, 2012.
  53. Preeceville (SK), 2003, cof-cof.ca
  54. Port Hardy (BC), Nov 1993.
  55. Richmond (QC), Jan 14, 2014.
    résolution pour faire cesser la fluoration
  56. Riverview (NB), Dec 19, 2011
  57. Roblin (MB), Feb 26, 2013.
  58. Rosetown (SK), Aug. 17, 2012
  59. Rosthern (SK), 2003, cof-cof.ca
  60. Québec (QC), Apr 1, 2008
  61. St. Jacobs (ON), ended Nov 29, 2010
  62. Saint John (NB), Mar 11, 2014, CBC News
  63. Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue (QC), Nov 20, 2013.
    The Gazette WestIsland
  64. Sainte-Marie de Beauce (QC), voted Jan 31, 2009,
    ended Sep 14, 2009
  65. Sainte-Thérèse, Boisbriand, Blainville, Saint-Janvier-de-Mirabel (QC), 2002
  66. Senneville (QC), Nov 20, 2013. The Gazette WestIsland
  67. Shawinigan (QC), Jan 14, 2014.
  68. Slave Lake (AB), voted out Tue Sep 6, 2011,
    ended Oct 1, 2011
  69. Smithers (BC), post 1990
  70. Snow Lake (MB), after 2005
  71. Spirit River (AB) 1990 http://www.fairviewpost.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3596214
  72. Squamish (BC), Oct 16, 2000
  73. Summerside (PE), 2008
  74. Taber (AB), Jul 20, 2011
  75. Tecumseh (ON), Sep 20, 2013.
  76. Thompson (MB), after 1990
  77. Thorold (ON), Feb 22, 2008
  78. Thunder Bay (ON), Jul 21, 2009
  79. Verchères (QC), Feb 7, 2011
  80. Waterloo (ON), voted out Oct 25, 2010,
    ended Nov 29, 2010
  81. Welland, Pelham, and parts of Thorold (ON), Feb 22, 2008
  82. West Elgin (ON), Jun 2003
  83. Whitehorse (YT), Jul 28, 1998
  84. Williams Lake (BC), Nov 21, 2011
  85. Windsor (ON), Jan 28, 2012. Windsor Star.
  86. Windsor (QC), Jan 28, 2013.
    Fin de la fluoration de l’eau à Windsor
  87. Wynyard (SK) Mar 1, 2012.

As of April 1, 2012, only about 3% of Quebec and 3% of B.C. are now fluoridated. Ontario is trending downward at less than 70%.

Kingston, Ontario – decided not to implement fluoridation in 2009 after CFB Kingston indicated to the city to discontinue fluoridation of the base. http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1047167&archive=true. Article saved to HDD.

“Laval ne fluore plus depuis 2000, car cela endommage les installations pour l’assainissement des eaux.” Translation: “The City of Laval does not fluoridate since 2000 because it damages the water treatment facilities.”

A sample of Canadian cities that have rejected fluoridation and never had it before, as of July 18, 2012:

  1. - Dryden (ON), implementatiom last rejected April 14, 2008
  2. - Embrun (ON), after 1990
  3. - Gatineau (QC) May 4, 2010
  4. - Kingsville/Leamington
  5. - Longueuil (QC), after 1990
  6. - Medicine Hat (AB), after 1990
  7. - Montreal (QC), 1965
  8. - Orillia (ON), Jul 16, 2012
  9. - Regina has never fluoridated its water supply
  10. - Sainte-Marie (QC), after 1990
  11. - Thunder Bay (ON), after 1990

The City of Montreal has never been fluoridated thanks to Mayor Jean Drapeau’s intervention in 1964.

Kingsville/Leamington have never been fluoridated because the Heinz Company would not allow the water they use for processing their baby food to be contaminated with Hydrofluorosilicic Acid or Sodium Fluoride. Heinz actually recommends that you do not use tap water for their baby formula. Now isn’t that amazing!

- Prince Edward Island is 23.7% fluoridated.

A plebiscite on fluoridation was held in Charlottetown in 1967. Fluoridation began in that city in 1968 as well as the Canadian Forces Base in Summerside but ended there in 2008 (by order of the military). Currently, P.E.I. is focusing on preventive dental programs for children and adolescents through schools, which include topical fluoride application for the partial prevention of tooth decay. JCDA • July/August 2009, Vol. 75, No. 6.

COMMUNITIES CURRENTLY KNOWN TO CONTAMINATE THEIR TAP WATER WITH A FLUORIDE CHEMICAL

As of January 23, 2012, for names of organizations known to be working to end this contamination, contact the president, FFO, rich.hudon@ffo-olf.org.

There are currently 59 known communities across Canada facing groups advocating elimination of fluoridation as we know of them:

  1. Oromocto, NB, 2014.04.07
  2. Barhead, AB
  3. Edmonton, AB
  4. Fairview, AB, 2013.04.17
  5. Grande Prairie, AB
  6. Hinton, AB, 2011.05.02
  7. Lethbridge, AB
  8. Peace River, AB, Feb 27,2012 http://www.prrecordgazette.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3485857
  9. Red Deer, AB
  10. Whitecourt, AB, 2011.05.29 http://www.whitecourtstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3337700
  11. Cranbrook, BC, Sep 13, 2012
  12. Duncan, BC, Jul 4, 2011
  13. Fort Saint John, BC
  14. Hinton, BC, 2011.08.22
  15. Lac du Bonnet, BC
  16. Prince George, BC, 2011.03.22
  17. Squamish, BC, 2011.12.31 – debate reopened http://www.squamishchief.com/article/20111230/SQUAMISH
  18. Terrace, BC, (2011.02.11) http://www.terracestandard.com/opinion/letters/136758198.html
  19. Sparwood
  20. Brandon, MB
  21. Gillam, MB
  22. Lac du Bonnet, MB 2011.12.15
  23. Morden, MB, 2013.02.06
  24. Pinawa, MB
  25. The Pas, MB, 2011.12.17
  26. Winkler, MB
  27. Winnipeg, MB
  28. Cape Breton, NS
  29. Halifax, NS
  30. Sydney, NS
  31. Carleton Place, ON, 2011.07.28
  32. Bracebridge, ON, 2013.11.26
  33. Brockville, ON, 2014.01.27
  34. Cornwall, ON, 2011.12.14 http://realitycheck.typepad.com/commentary_news/2011/12/fluoride-debate
  35. Chatham-Kent, ON, 2011.11.04, Sun., May 20, 2012 Chatham-Kent board of health urged to reconsider fluoridated water
  36. Durham, ON, 2011.11.05
  37. Gravenhurst, ON
  38. Halton, ON
  39. Hamilton, ON
  40. Hawkesbury, ON, includes L’Orignal and Vankleek Hill
  41. Ingersoll, ON
  42. Keswick, ON
  43. London, ON
  44. Mississauga, ON
  45. Ottawa, ON
  46. Oshawa, ON
  47. Owen Sound, ON
  48. Peel, ON
  49. Peterborough, ON
  50. Petrolia, ON, http://www.petroliatopic.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3507750
  51. Sarnia, ON
  52. Smiths Falls, ON
  53. Sudbury, ON
  54. St. Thomas, ON
  55. Tecumseh, ON http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2011/11/08/wdr-fluoride-…
  56. Toronto, ON
  57. Vaughan, ON
  58. Fredericton, PEI
  59. Châteauguay, QC, Eau Secours
  60. La Prairie, QC, LeToutExpress.ca, Léo Gagnon, Fluoration de l’eau: La Prairie pourrait devoir réviser sa position, Fri., Mar. 15, 2013.
  61. Richmond, QC, Regroupement de citoyen(ne)s pour une eau saine
  62. Saguenay, QC
  63. Trois-Rivières, QC, Coalition Trifluvienne pour une Eau Très Saine
  64. Moose Jaw, SK
  65. Prince Albert, SK http://www.panow.com/node/177032
  66. Saskatoon, SK
  67. Wakaw, SK
  68. 69. 70. in la belle province.

Prince Rupert, BC. Fluoride is not presently added to Prince Rupert’s potable water as the injection system is currently off-line, awaiting sufficient funding for upgrading and replacement. http://www.princerupert.ca/page.php?id_page=344&id_section=1#649THE CONTAMINANTS MANY OF OUR CANADIAN CITIES PUT INTO OUR TAP WATER
The hydrofluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6 – HFSA, or HFS) solution used for artificial “drinking water” (tap water) fluoridation most often contains, but is not limited to, the following contaminants: fluorine (F), hydrogen fluoride (HF), lead (Pb), arsenic (As), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), phosphorus (P), iron (Fe), iodine (I), silver (Ag), plus uranium238 (U238), barium (Ba), radon (Rn), cobalt (Co), radium (Ra), polonium (Po) and other radionuclides.
List: fluorine, hydrogen fluoride, lead, arsenic, mercury, cadmium, chromium, phosphorus, iron, iodine, silver, plus uranium238, barium, radon, cobalt, radium, polonium and possibly others because it is derived from the mining processes used toFor a description of how this HFSA is collected, go to http://ffo-olf.org/ffo-olf.html#w1.

To participate in the battle to end fluoridation, please contact me: rich.hudon@ffo-olf.org, 1-613-257-2589, text only: 1-613-852-8692 or robertbhoughton@me.com 613-733-4324 or bill.albrecht@sympatico.ca, 613-224-8815, Cell 613-298-5525, Fluoridation-Free Ottawa, http://ffo-olf.org/. Follow us on  http://facebook.com/groups/FluoridationFreeOttawa/ and http://facebook.com/FluoridationFreeOttawa/ also on twitter: http://twitter.com/HtwoOman and http://twitter.com/FluorideFreeOtt/

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4 Responses to The State Of Artificial Water Fluoridation In Canada

  1. Richard Ruscoe says:

    Thankyou for your efforts on our behalf.

  2. Stacy says:

    Thank you.

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