Charter of Health Freedom Petition Update Feb 14/20

Well, that took longer than expected! NHPPA updates the Charter of Health Freedom petition count two or three times a year. The momentum intensified so much at the end of 2019, that we were stunned by the incoming envelopes from across the country. THIS will be the count to beat. We have added 5,574 hard-won signatures to the petition! Today, NHPPA records a remarkable 111,524 signatures in favour of the Charter of Health Freedom being enacted into law. To our knowledge, with 111,524 signatures The Charter of Health Freedom petition is the third largest single Federal paper petition, pending delivery, in the last 70 years! Keep the signatures coming! Learn more about this petition update, how it compares with other Federal petitions and how a petition can (and has) changed laws.

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Thank You Barbara!

Harnessed power. Sustained passion. Consistent effort. This is how change happens. Barbara owns a little health food store on Quadra Island in BC, so she would be deeply affected by Health Canada’s proposed changes to the Self-Care Framework. Thankfully, she knows the importance of taking action to protect our right to access natural health products. She recognized the strength she holds to make a difference and remained committed in her efforts until she had collected enough signatures to fill one page of the Charter of Health Freedom petition. Thank you, Barbara!

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Our Drug Laws Need Reform. Go Social.

Go social. In 2019 you’ve seen us go on—and on—about Shawn Buckley’s appearance on Brett Hawes’ Holistic Health Masterclass podcast. Well, we aren’t letting up yet. We want to make sure you don’t miss these important talking points that can help you structure your communication to the MPs and other government officials responsible for your health. While we favour traditional letter writing when contacting your MP, social media has its place. One voice can send the message. Many voices give the message gravity. It illuminates the distrust Canadians have for those making policy decisions about our right to treat our bodies naturally.

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Thank You Victoria!

“Not only do I use natural health products, but it’s my job to recommend them to people. I feel my livelihood is being threatened, so I’m glad to contribute to the cause.”

Victoria, your letter is on point. You FEEL your livelihood being threatened, because it IS being threatened – along with your right to health freedom. Thank you for being aware and engaged as both a member of the Canadian public and a natural health product retail employee. We appreciate you standing up and taking action by collecting signatures in favour of the Charter of Health Freedom petition. Your voice and the voice of those in your network have joined over 100,000 other Canadians who believe in freedom of choice in healthcare. As you said, “this is important work” – so thank you for being part of the solution.

Print your own copy of the Charter of Health Freedom petition and start collecting signatures.

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January 2020 Charter of Health Freedom Petition Count

Envelopes mailed in. Each one opened with gratitude. Every enclosed petition page reviewed for integrity. The count is on! We anticipate that your involvement during our 2019 postcard campaign could lead us to the single largest petition count since NHPPA began collecting signatures supporting the Charter of Health Freedom in 2008! THAT is not a small thing. We still need a Member of Parliament, whose party sits in power, to be the lead in bringing the petition and the Charter of Health Freedom to the house. But today, we focus on the success of a collective movement that will show solidarity for natural health products in numbers!

Start collecting petition signatures today.

Store and clinic support kits.

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MedEffect e-Notice from Health Canada | Uloric Associated with Risk of Higher Fatal Outcomes

On November 3, 2019, Health Canada published a MedEffect Notice advising of a higher risk associated with cardiovascular fatal outcomes, such as heart attacks, strokes, and heart-related deaths, in patients with gout and known cardiovascular disease treated with ULORIC (febuxostat), when compared to those treated with allopurinol

Uloric is used to lower serum uric acid levels in patients with gout who had an inadequate response or intolerance to another drug, allopurinal, or for those determined that allopurinol was inappropriate.

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Shelved as a Reminder of Success. What’s Next?

Just shortly after 2019’s election day and the end of the “Do You Want My Vote?” MP postcard campaign we had to press pause on our work. The postcard is now tucked away with a few of our mentors—Shiv Chopra, Helke Ferrie, Jozef Krop and Jeffrey Smith. We are inspired and reminded that if we continue pushback, change can happen. This postcard initiative was one of NHPPA’s most successful actions to date. It had gravity. It was the perfect partnership between manufacturers, retailers, the public and NHPPA.

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Thank You Catherine!

“This is Canada, a country that brags about the rights and freedoms of every person. That freedom must include a health care system that supports not only conventional medicine but one that is diverse and includes natural health products and practices.”

Catherine, I do not think we could have said it better ourselves. Thank you for writing us to share your lifeline story through the use of natural health products. In fact, many Canadians have shared similar experiences with us over the years. We cannot express how meaningful it is when we receive letters like this. It recommits us to the work we do. Catherine deserves access to the remedies that are most effective for her. We all do. It is why we challenge the status quo and take steps to preserve our rights. Health freedom matters too much.

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