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Fluoridation decision is an attack on democracy

Fluoridation decision is an attack on democracy

The government's decision to take fluoridation responsibility away from councils has been labelled "another attack on democracy", by Democrats for Social Credit deputy leader Chris Leitch.

In putting those decisions in the hands of District Health Boards, the Minister has forced those against fluoridation to have to deal with their main opponents in previous council fora.

District Health Boards have spent large sums of money on fighting pro fluoridation campaigns - money that should have been spent on improving people's food and drink choices.

The democratic decisions of hard fought referenda will be cast aside, and New Zealand will be heading in the opposite direction to the rest of the world which has been getting rid of water fluoridation.

ENDS

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