Shawn Buckley Interview on

There are two sides to the public safety issue. Health Canada’s side and the truth. On April 13, 2018, Daniel Katz and Hugh Reilly of, posted an interview (40 minute watch), “Shawn Buckley on the true purpose of Health Canada”. They discuss the latest Health Canada tactics. Shawn goes into detail about how he views Health Canada as not working in the best interests of Canadians’ health. He was asked, “Who is going to step up, that has the power, to act in the best interests of Canadians?” He responds clearly and decisively – the public. Citizen outrage and sustained action is one of the most effective ways to protect a restricted future. If you haven’t already, subscribe to our email list for specific actions you can take to protect your freedoms. NHPPA produces the pressure campaigns but our only power comes from you. Learn more at the Total Health Show this weekend. We love meeting freedom fighters in person. Shawn is lecturing in Room 204 Saturday at 11am and Sunday at 4pm. He promises, “I’ll scare the pants off you about what’s happening in our drug regulation scheme, if you come.”


Remembering Trueman Tuck

Remembering Trueman Tuck, a strong advocate for health freedom. “I wanted to send out a remembrance for Trueman Tuck. He came to my mind today because I wish he was here for the new battle ahead of us. When I was first learning about Health Canada unfairly attacking natural products, I had the pleasure of meeting Trueman. At the time he had been involved in trying to protect natural products for years. He was always happy to share his knowledge and his thoughts. One of the things that I am indebted to Trueman for is his belief that the common person can make a difference. That we simply have to stand up for our rights and we can protect them. If enough of us get together, we can make a difference. Trueman lived by his belief. He was tireless in trying to educate and motivate citizens to take positive action. He was constantly writing and meeting with Health Canada officials and MPs in an effort to protect natural products. He had an energy for protecting our freedoms that never waned. He set an example for us to live by. We have lost a champion.” – Shawn Buckley

An internet search on Trueman Tuck offers a number of tributes and stories of his tireless work for health freedom. He passed away on January 10, 2016.


Final Petition Drive at the 2018 Total Health Show

NHPPA’s 2018 Charter of Health Freedom petition drive starts next weekend at the Total Health Show! It’s been 10 years since the petition launch and timing to deliver it to Ottawa could not be better. There are two ways to participate so that our show count is the largest yet.

1) If you are in the Toronto area on May 11,12, 13, visit us at booth #426 and sign it! Make sure you pick up all of our new material on the latest proposals from Health Canada that have (no surprise) an increased their threat to natural health products and practices.

2) Can’t make it to the show but want to be a part of bringing the Charter of Health Freedom to Ottawa?

Download the petition

Print. Sign. Then get 24 of your friends, family and colleagues to sign it too. As soon as the page is correctly filled, mail it back to NHPPA headquarters at: 5070 Fountain Street North, Breslau, Ontario, N0B 1M0 We’ll be anticipating your mailings. Make sure you add a return address! If it’s postmarked by Monday May 21, we’ll count it as part of the Total Health Show number. The show always generates a significant number of new names for the petition when the public finds out how progressive Canada’s health freedom future would look with the Charter enacted.

The Charter of Health Freedom is proposed legislation that gives Natural Health Products and Traditional Medicines their own Act

More on the Charter

NHPPA started collecting petition signatures in 2008 and we are now the second largest Federal paper petition, to be delivered all at once in the last 25 years, with 96,497 signatures. It’s a petition that is making Canadian history. We would love for you to help us hit another milestone with this drive.

… and one last important element:

NHPPA will be running a number of targeted campaigns that will be difficult for MPs and Health Canada bureaucrats to ignore. The coming months will be very interesting, and even more so with you involved. While we run a a final concentrated push for more signatures, we will be seeking a Federal MP who will confidently table the Charter of Health Freedom in the House of Commons.

Where are the last 10 years of Charter petitions?

Our last official update and full recount for integrity took place on June 23 2017.



“Georgian College Cancels Diploma in Homeopathy”, CBC | Shawn Buckley Responds

A friend sent me articles about the homeopathy program at Georgian College being attacked and of the College caving in and cancelling the program. She wanted to know what I thought about the articles and the attack on the program. As I sat back reflecting upon what I thought, I noticed that one of the articles was dated February 9, 2018 titled “Georgian College Cancels Diploma in Homeopathy” (3 minute, 30 second read), by Kelly Crowe of the CBC. That brought back a memory that one of the first times I learned about homeopathy was during a CBC radio program I listened to while driving to Williams Lake decades ago. This was before I understood the value of natural remedies such as homeopathic remedies. The program was speaking about how, at the time of the 1918 flu pandemic which killed one out of every five North Americans, there were both homeopathic hospitals, and allopathic hospitals…

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NHPPA is Attending the 2018 Toronto Total Health Show

It has been two years for NHPPA and three for Shawn. Thank you to our financial supporters who got us to the Total Health Show this year! This event kicks off a new phase of our public outreach to share the most recent threat from Health Canada. Shawn’s show lecture will explain the significant changes and the reasons they need to be opposed. It’s a perfect venue to introduce The Charter of Health Freedom to a large number of new visitors. If you’re in the Toronto area, please attend and visit us at booth #426. We’re there all day for the show’s run and would be thrilled to see you. Shawn and the NHPPA team will answer all of your questions.

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MedEffect e-Notice from Health Canada | Fibristal and Risk of Serious Liver Injury

Fibristal is a selective progesterone receptor modulator (SPRM) manufactured by Allergan Pharma Co. which is prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe non-cancerous uterine fibroids. On March 15, 2018, Health Canada released a new MedEffect Notice indicating that, effective January 2018, Allergan Pharma Co. had updated its monograph for Fibristal to include warnings of potential severe liver damage requiring liver transplant.

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A Tribute to Lorna Hancock

We  you, Lorna!

Grassroots activism to protect the rights and privilege of Canadians to choose natural health products and practices is not new. HANS (Health Action Network Society), established 38 years ago, organized a tribute dinner to celebrate the tireless work of its founding member and director, Lorna Hancock, on March 16, 2018 in Vancouver. Lorna has dedicated most of her life to natural health awareness and freedom. In fact, she was at the first meeting with groups across Canada when the Charter of Health Freedom was unveiled. She has supported it ever since. Lorna sat on NHPPA’s Board and remains a trusted advisor and friend. Flowers and a letter of gratitude were sent to let her know the influence she has had on NHPPA’s work over the last 10 years.

Read NHPPA’s letter to Lorna Hancock and her warm response

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In Narrative Therapy, Maori Creation Stores are Being Used to Heal, Stuff (New Zealand)

When culture becomes medicine. On March 9, 2018, Michelle Duff of New Zealand’s Stuff website wrote a piece (8 minute read), “In Narrative Therapy, Maori Creation Stories are Being Used to Heal”. Ms. Duff reports on a form of mental health treatment called “Mahi a Atua” which uses tales from Maori creation mythology help heal the trauma of European colonization of the Polynesian people who first settled in New Zealand between 1250 and 1300. The therapy is making a difference, with urgent requests for traditional psychiatric treatment for Maori youth decreasing by 50% within the first six months of the program.

“For many Maori, traditional mental health settings are intimidating. It’s almost like mental health services are way of colonizing people again. You come in, you’re disconnected from your land, your culture, and your language. You can’t articulate values that are part of your ancestry.”

Contemporize this concept to meet the ideologies of Western individualism. One’s deeply personal experience with illness and subsequent treatment should rest in the informed choices most resonant to our beliefs.


Remembering Shiv Chopra

“Personally, I have lost one of my heroes. I first had the honour of meeting Shiv when we were both on a panel at a health show. As the years went by, I had the pleasure of getting to know him better. The more I got to know Shiv, the more I respected him. I was always struck by the depth of his integrity. Lately, there have been too few who are willing to sacrifice to stand up for what they believe is right. Shiv was one of the few.” – Shawn Buckley

On February 24, 2018, Dr. Shiv Chopra was remembered in a celebration of life event hosted by the Canadian Council on Food Safety and Health in Ottawa. NHPPA’s Executive Director has a copy of Shiv’s book “Corrupt to the Core” in which Shiv inscribed, “We Shall Succeed”. It is appropriate to reflect on these words. He set the example for us by standing up for what was right. Let’s honour the author by following in his footsteps. We miss you, Shiv.