Posts Tagged ‘Natural Health Products’

BILL C6

February 8, 2009

Bill C-6 – Watch the Video

“For the first time in Canadian history”, lawyer Shawn Buckley explains, “Bill C-6 not only abolishes the law of trespass, but also allows warrants to be issued to search private homes without evidence of criminal wrongdoing*… in violation of Section 8 of the Charter.”

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BILL C6- The Canadian Governments Plan To Outlaw YOUR GOOD HEALTH

codexThe Canadian government, afraid of the public reaction once people find out what they are trying to pull, is currently fast-tracking a Bill which threatens to strip you of your rights to access a wide range of natural health products.  If it passes, and you buy/sell/share/collect/dry/eat/feed to your family any of the restricted stuff, you become a criminal subject to fines 1000X bigger than those currently in effect.

Please take action to protect your current right to use the foods, herbs, supplements, and therapies:

1. visit: http://www.parl.gc.ca/LEGISINFO/index.asp?Language=E&query=5655&Session=22&List=toc
to form your own opinion about whether this law is good for you
or for your country

2. sign this petition and pass the word to your friends, family, anyone
who cares.  It is important to put your name.  If you leave it blank,
it won’t count in the end.

3. write paper letters, phone, email your MP

4. http://www.stopc51.com/c51/what_you_can_do.asp

The  government is putting out misleading information that this Bill
is OK, that it has none of the nasties that the opponents are claiming.
Let’s take it as a sign that the pressure of opposition is having an effect,
and rather than backing down, let’s keep the pressure steady.

Bill C-51 died, but has now been resurrected by the friends of the pharmaceutical industry in the Harper government.  It seeks to outlaw up to 60 percent of natural health products currently sold in Canada, even while criminalizing parents who give herbs or supplements to their children. The law, known as C-6, was introduced by the Canadian Minister of Health on January 29th, 2009, and it proposes sweeping changes to Canada’s Food and Drugs Act that could have devastating consequences on the health products industry.

Owen Sound Free Press

Draft Discussion Paper on Bill C-52 the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act

July 9, 2008

Editor:

It appears the govt. is going to attempt to use Bill C-52 to backdoor Bill C-51

Draft Discussion Paper on Bill C-52 the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act

Prepared by Shawn Buckley, president of the Natural Health Products Protection Association

Bill C-51 is defeated but Bill C-52 passes, Bill C-52 could be made applicable to Natural Health Products by way of a regulatory amendment to Schedule I of Bill C-52.

Summary of Points Discussed In This Paper

  • Bill C-52 is being advertised as necessary to protect our families.
  • Under the existing law the State can already:
    • ban or restrict any consumer product under threat of million dollar fines and two year jail sentences under the Hazardous Products Act;
    • make immediate orders banning or restricting any consumer product if there is a significant risk to health or safety. In addition to fines and imprisonment for non-compliance, the State can apply to the Court for an injunction which brings police enforcement of the order, and
    • prosecute for criminal negligence or homicide under the Criminal Code. In some cases this can result in penalties of life imprisonment.
  • The real change brought about by Bill C-52 is not that it protects consumers, as the current law already grants the State significant powers to protect safety. Rather the real change is the abolition of procedural safeguards citizens currently enjoy.
  • Bill C-52 abolishes the law of trespass thus allowing the State access onto private property without any legal recourse.
  • Bill C-52 allows the State to seize property without a Court order, without reporting the seizure to a Court, and for an indefinite period.
  • Bill C-52 allows the State to assume control over the movement of private property without a Court order and without a safety concern.
  • The search and seizure powers in Bill C-52 are probably unconstitutional for violating the right found in section 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to be free from unreasonable search and seizure.
  • Persons can be fined and have property forfeited to the State for administrative violations. Persons so charged have no right to have a Court determine their guilt or innocence. Guilt is determined by the Minister. There is no defence of due diligence or of honest but mistaken belief. There does not have to be a safety risk to be charged with an administrative offence. The Minister who determines your guilt or innocence can keep seized property if he/she finds you guilty.
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