Harper’s 2004 Health Care Reform Platform: What Happened? Mar 31/11

WHO DO YOU SUPPOSE WROTE THIS IN 2004?

‘Canadians voluntarily spent $1.6 billion on natural health products to promote personal health. Yet Health Canada continues to remove effective Natural Health Products from the marketplace and shut down research into Natural Health Products because they are regulated under drug-style rather than food-style regulatory regime.

Natural Health Products would benefit from moving towards a more “food-style” regulatory regime as outlined in Dr. James Lunney’s Private Members Bill C420. This would make regulating Natural Health Products more in line with the safety record and non-patentable nature of these products. Regulation will be required to ensure Good Manufacturing Practises, inspections, product testing and quality assessment of health claims that will afford Canadians both the assurances and the access they have been seeking.

Stephen Harper will pass Dr. James Lunney’s Bill C-420 in order to regulate Natural Health Products as “food-style” rather than “drug-style” products.

Stephen Harper will increase federal research into Natural Health Products.’

Yes, Stephen Harper. This observation formed part of his One Conservative Voice campaign, prior to becoming leader of the Conservative Party.

Click here to read the full document.

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Health Action Network Magazine: Federal Double Standard Mar 30/11

Just published, Shawn Buckley’s latest response to the actions of Health Canada. He asks “If we cannot harm people without legal consequences, why are Health Canada employees allowed to?”

“We, the citizens, are criminally liable for taking essential treatments away. Persons in the health field are ­criminally liable for taking essential treatments away. Should Health Canada employees and managers be criminally liable for taking essential treatments away? In my opinion, the clear answer is yes.”

Click here to read more at www.hans.org

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Charter of Health Freedom Petition Update Mar 25/11

Since the launch of the Charter of Health Freedom on September 10 2008, the NHPPA has been receiving petitions from across Canada. 3 million signatures is the NHPPA’s goal. And we’re confident that this number is achievable because of concerned Canadians like you.

As of FridayMarch 25 2011, the NHPPA has 67 576 petition signatures.

Here’s how you can make a difference – download the Charter of Health Freedom petition from the Charter of Health Freedom website, www.charterofhealthfreedom.org. You can also download a printable version either letter size or legal size. Then get your family, friends, colleagues, classmates and customers to sign the petition.

The NHPPA is collecting the petitions so send them to this address: #2-953 Laval Crescent, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 5P4.

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NHPPA in the Media

Just updated, the complete list of NHPPA’s media activities.

As the nation begins to wake up to the reality of inappropriate regulation, here are a few reminders of what the NHPPA has been saying, and where we have been saying it, since 2008.

Click here to access our media list.

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NHPPA’s Shawn Buckley and team in federal court to appeal for Truehope Mar 22/11

All health freedom advocates in Calgary and the surrounding areas come out on Tuesday March 22 2011 9:30 AM SHARP to help fill a Federal Court courtroom in Calgary to show your support for Truehope’s federal court appeal and the natural health products community.

This appeal is critical because it could set a precedent for the natural health products community and stakeholders by agreeing that individuals should have freedom of choice when deciding on how they will manage their own health. Your physical presence in the court room is crucial as it speaks volumes about the weight of the issue and its importance to Canadians. We hope to see you there!

Click here for Truehope’s media release.

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Pembina Valley Online: Dozens Attend Awareness Meeting Mar 11/11

Chris Sumner reviews Shawn’s 2011 keynote lecture, including some fascinating audio clips; Winkler, MB “Buckley tells us the Association has developed a three pronged approach to changing the regulations; asking the Federal government to suspend the current regulations, launch a legal challenge to declare the natural health product regulations unconstitutional, and encourage the Federal government to implement the Charter of Health Freedom a proposed law drafted by Buckley.”

Click here to read/hear more at pembinavalleyonline.com

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SEE Magazine: Painful Federal Red Tape Mar 10/11

Lifestyle writer Roberta Shepherd interviews John Biggs regarding the effects of the NHP Regulations; Edmonton AB “Since 2004, many manufacturers of NHPs have pursued long, costly application processes to gain approval for their products that have resulted in rejection. Several manufacturers, especially those whose products are imported from other countries, have opted to pull their products from the market instead of spending scores of time and money to seek approval from Health Canada.”

Click here to read more at seemagazine.com

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