22/09/2007

Grand Conseil genevois : Non à la fumée passive et à l’affiche de l’UDC

Non à la fumée passive

 

Par 50 voix contre 29, le Grand Conseil genevois accepte l’initiative « Fumée passive et Santé », proposant d’interdire de fumer dans les lieux publics. Le peuple genevois pourra ainsi s’exprimer sur ce sujet au début de l’année prochaine.

 

J’avais commencé ce débat en tant que rapporteur de minorité, suite au préavis de la commission de la santé. Au final, je me retrouve rapporteur d’une nette et belle majorité, dépassant largement les clivages gauche-droite.

 

Je suis fier de voir la santé publique gagner ce débat !

Smoking ban vote set for March
Lu sur le site Web de la Tribune de Genève
After a rancorous debate, Geneva parliament agrees to let the people decide next spring whether to support smoke-free public places.
Voters in the canton of Geneva will finally vote next March on an initiative to ban smoking from public places in buildings or enclosed spaces. But it’s not clear, even if people support the measure, when legislation will come into effect. The proposal was first launched in 2005. But it has been held up by a legal appeal resulting from a counter-initiative proposed by the cantonal parliament. This allowed for exceptions in public buildings such as prisons and old-age homes with “private” spaces.
On Thursday night, following an acrimonious debate, parliament agreed by a 50 to 24 vote (with four abstentions) to drop its counter-initiative. Instead it will consider exceptions in a law to be drafted after the people vote on the principle next spring (assuming a majority approves the measure). The detailed law would then be submitted to another popular vote, likely toward the end of next year.
Switzerland has fallen behind many jurisdictions in North America and Europe that have already banned smoking from public places or introduced plans to do so. Ticino became the first canton in the country to introduce such measures last spring. But members of the right-wing Swiss People’s Party and Liberals in Geneva remain staunchly opposed to smoking bans. Liberal member Edouard Cuendet denounced “rampant fanaticism,” “absolutism” and “extremism” of those who support a prohibition in public areas.
Socialist member Christian Brunier said the issue was not a debate about political parties. “The 68 percent of residents from Suisse Romande (French-speaking Switzerland) who want the ban on smoking are not all socialists,” he noted. “It’s a debate about public health.” The health issue stems from the risks to non-smokers of lung disease from exposure to second-hand smoke. A related concern is the mounting costs of treating people who suffer from tobacco-related diseases.

Contre l’affiche raciste de l’UDC
Nous déposons une résolution contre l’affiche xénophobe de l’UDC. La droite refuse de la traiter en urgence … Un acte bien complice !

 

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Je penses que l'UDC et certains libertarien libéraux étaient opposé à l'initiative, non?
Vous n'avez pas peur qui si l'affiche de l'UDC était interdite, ce parti se victimiserait une fois de plus? Vous ne pensez pas que c'est justement le jeu de l'UDC?

Écrit par : Luner | 22/09/2007

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