Standing Committee on Health (HEAL)

A standing, special or legislative committee may make its views known to the House and brings forward recommendations on matters it has studied by presenting a report to the House. Under Standing Order 109, a standing or special committee may request that the government table a comprehensive response to its report within 120 days of the presentation of the report.

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NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS: A New Vision

Report of the Standing Committee on Health
Joseph Volpe, M.P.
Chair

LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS

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C-51 Menace immédiate produits Santé naturels

Stop C-51

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How the legislative process works

The NHPPA has received hundreds of questions from concerned citizens who are genuinely confused about how the law-making power of parliament actually works.

This link is to the parliamentary website’s explanation of the process. There are many variations from the broad themes outlined here.

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Natural Health Products are Under Immediate Threat

Many Canadians rely upon natural health products for their health. These products are endangered and consumers need to act now to save them.

Since 2004 when the Natural Health Product Regulations were introduced, natural health products have been increasingly threatened. The new Regulations were Health Canada’s response to consumer demands for the government to protect their access to natural health products. The Regulations have had the opposite effect. To “legally” sell a health product the new Regulations impose a licensing requirement. The problem is that 60% of licence applications have failed. These have been the “easy” applications. Expectations are that 70-75% of applications will fail. For the NHP Community this means that 75% of NHPs we rely upon for our health will become illegal.

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