The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The politics of table salt #nlpoli

Tom Hedderson would probably like a do-over.  Responding to an opposition call for a ban on road-side pesticide use by Hedderson’s department, the minister compared the toxicity of the chemical defoliant his people use to table salt. And table salt was worse! In politics, that sort of comment can be demonstrably true but it can ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Take Tom with a grain of salt #nlpoli

Apparently, a herbicide used by the provincial government is about as toxic as table salt. For those who missed it, here’s transportation minister Tom Hedderson explaining why the herbicide is safe as safe can be. Here the VOCM story in its entirety in case VOCM disappears them as they’ve done with other stuff: The province ...