First 2015 NHPPA Member of Parliament Visit Jan 28/15

Josh Gitalis Shark Square Jan 2015ONE OF NHPPA’S MOST ACTIVE NUTRITIONIST MEMBERS DID IT AGAIN.

Josh Gitalis has participated in almost every campaign that we’ve run for over 7 years. His clinic’s Facebook page does not spare any time getting to the point: http://tiny.cc/ju06sx Thank you, Josh! 

Earlier this month, Josh attended a prearranged a meeting with his NDP Member of Parliament, Andrew Cash. He called NHPPA to get an outline of what he should discuss and how to present the issues through our material. He prepared a comprehensive package and schooled one of our nation’s elected officials in Toronto. Josh let us know that Mr. Cash was “very receptive” and that “he and his team were astounded by the number of people who signed the [Charter of Health Freedom] petition. They didn’t know about it. They were going to contact Vancouver MP Libby Davies, NDP’s Health Critic, to see what she knew about it. They suggested that NHPPA set up media events, to get the word out!” 

Find what you need on our Visiting Your MP webpage: http://nhppa.org/?page_id=3058. If you’d like updates or support please email us at info@nhppa.org to help you prepare!

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“The Taxation of Supplements” Jan 7/15

Why Are Health-Conscious

PUSH FOR A POSITIVE POLICY CHANGE

In this article author Shawn Buckley asks “Why is our federal government using taxation to encourage us to use prescription drugs and to discourage us from taking natural supplements?”

He provides a clear and straightforward analysis of the policies that show a distinct bias for allopathic medicine and are punitive towards natural health care options, such as natural practitioners and supplements. If we really had freedom of choice, shouldn’t this be a level playing field?

Have you ever wondered why prescription drugs are not subject to taxes yet natural health product supplements are? Why is the cost of a medical doctor visit covered by our healthcare system yet Canadians who choose a more preventative and natural approach to healthcare must pay out-of-pocket for natural practitioners? Shawn points out that our Canadian federal government’s financial and taxation policies discriminate against anything that is not under the allopathic umbrella.

Shawn outlines at least four reasons why the policies are flawed and not in the best interest of Canadians’ health and our pocketbooks.

Read the full article here and see how you can take action and push for positive policy change.

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