NHPPA Needs Your Support, Prepares for Toronto’s Whole Life Expo & New Lecture Oct 29/12

YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED

Although we have moved forward with our plans to bring Shawn to the show to speak and to meet with you that does not mean our expenses are totally covered. We need your support to be able to work on your behalf. We have not yet met our goal of raising $2000. We are short by $1700. Please consider making a one-time donation by November 8th 2012.

CLICK HERE to donate today.

NHPPA PREPARES FOR TORONTO’S WHOLE LIFE EXPO

As we write this email to you we are preparing for our booth at the Whole Life Expo which is around the corner now, on the weekend of November 9-11 2012, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. As always, our goal at the NHPPA is to keep you, our supporters, up-to-date on the issues impacting Natural Health Products (NHPs).

Starting this week we are getting ready for the show by:

  • Printing all our educational material so we are fully stocked with flyers, information kits and a number of new published articles relevant for both consumers and industry stakeholders;
  • Making all the arrangements for Shawn to come to the show and support him in preparing his lecture;
  • Scheduling meetings for Shawn Buckley with industry leaders so they can share ideas about how to move forward through the challenges facing the industry;
  • Organizing our volunteers working the NHPPA booth;
  • Preparing professional media correspondence to attract the appropriate print and television journalists to give Shawn the opportunity to reach the widest audience possible.

CLICK HERE for the full scope of what we’d like to do, but we need your support to do it!

SHAWN’S NEW LECTURE FOR THE EXPO

CANADA’S NEW FOOD SAFETY LAWS. KNOW WHAT DANGERS CAN NOW BE IN YOUR FOOD, LEGALLY.
with Shawn Buckley

Mr. Buckley will outline the shocking changes now in effect with the passing of Bill C-38. Known as the Omnibus Bill, it contained changes to 70 laws in one massive document passed by Parliament this summer. Learn about what safeguards have been erased and how you will no longer be able to tell if your food is safe. To this day MPs still do not know its unpredictable ramifications, let alone the general public. Knowing why food safety is no longer a guarantee in Canada can help you make better choices to protect yourself. Shawn Buckley is a constitutional and criminal lawyer; president of the Natural Health Products Protection Association (www.nhppa.org) and an expert in the Foods & Drugs Act. The NHPPA’s Legal Challenge, Charter of Health Freedom and UPLAR will also be discussed.

The producers of the Whole Life Expo understand the importance of the work Shawn and the NHPPA are doing to help ensure the vitality and scope of the NHP industry.

Shawn has now been scheduled to speak from 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM on Sunday, in Lecture Hall 206.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

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Article in Alive Magazine and NHPPA at Toronto’s Whole Life Expo Update Oct 22/12

NEW ARTICLE IN ALIVE MAGAZINE BY SHAWN BUCKLEY

BILL C-38: OMNIBUS OR OMINOUS? BILL C-38 HIDES CHANGES TO FOOD SAFETY LAWS

A first for the NHPPA, Shawn Buckley was asked to write an article for Alive Magazine!

In the Alive article, Omnibus or Ominous?, Shawn Buckley points out that the bill has allowed a transfer of power of our food safety from Parliament to trade associations, ostensibly the bureaucracy. He cautions:

“Unless [exemptions] are voluntarily published it will be difficult for consumers to avoid food ingredients that concern them.”

He goes on to remind us that we always have the power to undo the damage:

“This does not mean that the changes cannot be undone. The strength of our democratic process is that when enough people become involved, change happens.”

Introduced on April 26 to implement the 2012 Federal Budget, Bill C-38, also know as the Omnibus Bill, is the “Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act.” This bill amended more than 70 federal laws in a single bill. Critics, including Shawn Buckley believed it undermined democracy by changing too many pieces of legislation in one bill, without allowing reasonable time for debate. Shawn first addressed the new legislation as it relates to food safety in his Discussion Paper on Bill C-38 on June 17, 2012, before the bill was passed.

CLICK HERE to read Shawn Buckley’s Omnibus or Ominous? published in Alive Magazine (Oct 2012).

CLICK HERE to download a copy of NHPPA’s Discussion Paper on Bill C-38.

CLICK HERE to read more

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NHPPA at Toronto’s Whole Life Expo: Making An Appearance Oct 15/12



NHPPA’S 4TH YEAR AT CANADA’S LARGEST SHOWCASE OF NATURAL HEALTH & GREEN LIVING

For all the citizens and industry members who support us monthly and for those that donate by campaign, we want to thank you for the dollars available to allow us to consider NHPPA’s full attendance at the Whole Life Expo.

We would like to have a full booth, as we had last year, armed with our complete line of educational print materials and handouts. Ideally, we’d also like to have Shawn attend in order to lecture.

The producers of the show appreciate the work Shawn and the NHPPA are doing to help change the future of the NHP industry and are considering having him lecture again. We have half of the costs covered from our yearly allocations but would like to ask you to help us cover Shawn’s attendance as well as help us with material for the media. Our cost for the entire event, all the printing and all the work leading up to it, is approximately $5000.00. Everyone who supports us, helps support our attendance at the show.

If you contribute on a monthly basis, we ask you to consider a one-time donation to help meet our budgeted expenses. If you are not yet a supporter, please consider a contribution now. Currently our work is being funded by a small group of concerned industry stakeholders and citizens just like you.

We would like to raise $2000.00 by October 31st to be able to say yes, and have Shawn at the show and prepare new media material.

CLICK HERE to see the full range of activities your contributions facilitate, in addition to bringing the NHPPA to the Whole Life Expo.

The show runs the weekend of November 9-11 2012, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

In order to ensure Shawn’s attendance to continue the work he and the NHPPA are doing to educate consumers, meet with industry leaders and connect with the media, we need your support.

CLICK HERE to donate today.

“You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result”
–Mahatma Gandhi

Hope we can see you at the show!

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