Bill C-36 Shawn To Senate Campaign

LAUNCHED NOVEMBER 22 2010 – CLOSED DECEMBER 12 2010

THIS CAMPAIGN SHIFTED PURPOSE TO BECOME NHPPA’S ACCOUNTABILITY CAMPAIGN

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BILL C-36 IN THIRD READING

TODAY [DEC 9] AGREE WITH SENATOR DAY & SENATOR CORDY.

We all know that Bill C-36 should stop, however Senator Day may have bought us some valuable time with his motion at Tuesday’s third reading.

He is requesting a six month delay, for the Minister to consider possible amendments which were voted down in Senate committee. This may not be what we would have hoped, but it could well be the best possible manoeuvre to delay things at this point of Senate’s procedure.

For us, it would represent six months to continue our education work, the

time we need to convince all Senators that our concerns about the constitution should matter to them. Senate knows that this bill hasn’t received due process; Senator Cordy has said on the record that it is unreasonable to hear three government panels and only one from the people.

We need to support this 11th hour initiative from Senator Day to slow the Government’s rush to pass this Bill.

CLICK HERE TO READ DECEMBER 7 THIRD READING TRANSCRIPT

 
THERE IS NO TEMPLATE LETTER.

REFER TO THE THREE LINKS BELOW TO CONSTRUCT YOUR LETTER.

MAKE IT SHORT OR LONG. BUT TAKE THE TIME TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

If you haven’t already it would be most beneficial to read NHPPA’s Bill C-36 Discussion Paper drafted by Shawn Buckley.

NEED HELP WRITING YOUR LETTER? 

NHPPA Article in The Hill Times “Turning safety on its head: is our Consumer Product Safety Act safe? Sep 20/10

NHPPA Article in Common Ground “Cutting through Bill C-36 propaganda” Oct 1/10

Draft Discussion Paper on Bill C-36 Jun 18/10


EMAIL, CALL AND FAX TODAY.
* Do not worry if some emails come back… most are landing.


CHOOSE AN INDIVIDUAL SENATOR TO CONTACT
CLICK HERE TO FIND SENATORS PHONE, EMAIL AND FAX

 

CLICK HERE TO READ DECEMBER 9 THIRD READING (FULL SENATE)

CLICK HERE TO READ DECEMBER 7 THIRD READING (FULL SENATE)

CLICK HERE TO READ DECEMBER 1

CLICK HERE TO READ NOVEMBER 25

CLICK HERE TO READ NOVEMBER 24

CLICK HERE FOR STATUS OF BILL C-36

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VIDEO ‘OPEN LETTER’ TO SENATORS DEC /06/10

SHAWN BUCKLEY ADDRESSES SENATORS ON BEHALF OF CANADIANS CONCERNED ABOUT BILL C-36 AND WE NEED TO PRESS SENATE TO MAKE TIME FOR DUE PROCESS.

 


TODAY [DEC 6] LET SENATORS AND MEDIA KNOW WE ARE NOT ‘COMPUTER GENERATED.’ BUT THAT WE ARE REAL. AND WE ARE MANY.

BILL C-36 IS SLATED FOR THIRD AND FINAL READING ON TUESDAY DECEMBER 7th, BEFORE ROYAL ASSENT.


CLICK HERE FOR STATUS OF BILL C-36

 


Excerpt from press release:

Canadian citizens who see Bill C-36 as anything but ’safe’ overwhelmed Senators with communications last week.

They pressed government to allow time for a full debate in the Senate committee. Hundreds of individuals requested the attendance of constitutional and legal expert Shawn Buckley, who has studied the Bill and can testify to the dangers of it.

Conservative Senators rejected the need to hear from Mr. Buckley.


CLICK HERE TO READ THE MEDIA RELEASE THAT ACCOMPANIES
SHAWN BUCKLEY’S VIDEO ‘OPEN LETTER’ SENT DECEMBER 6 2010


THERE IS NO TEMPLATE LETTER.

USE YOUR OWN VOICE. RE-SEND YOUR EMAIL FROM LAST WEEK.

EMAIL, CALL AND FAX TODAY.
* Do not worry if some emails come back… most are landing.


CHOOSE AN INDIVIDUAL SENATOR TO CONTACT
CLICK HERE TO FIND SENATORS PHONE, EMAIL AND FAX

READ THIS! FIND OUT WHAT WAS TABLED AT SENATE COMMITTEE
ABOUT YOUR COMMUNICATIONS SINCE OUR ASK FOR TIME BEGAN.

CLICK HERE TO READ NOVEMBER 24

CLICK HERE TO READ NOVEMBER 25

CLICK HERE TO READ DECEMBER 1


ASK TO SCHEDULE AN HONEST DEBATE. SENATORS CAN STILL MAKE TIME.

NO SUBSTITUTES

Please review the first and second update of this request to our government (below) if you have just heard about our work and join us.

We all know that Shawn Buckley is uniquely qualified and his perspective is essential and irreplaceable. We have all counted on his expertise to draft a clear analysis of C-36, and at every previous incarnation. It is imperative that he be allowed to give his testimony before this Committee, again.

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SENATE COMMITTEE CLOSES REVIEW OF BILL C-36

JUST BEFORE 5:00 PM DEC 1/10 THE CLAUSE BY CLAUSE REVIEW OF
BILL C-36 CAME TO A CLOSE. C-36 COULD BECOME LAW IN UNDER A WEEK.

Senators confirmed hundreds of emails, phone calls and faxes flooded their offices.

Thank you to the active citizens who cc’d the NHPPA in over 500 emails showing us you made the effort, to work with us, on behalf of a greater number of Canadians.

Thank you to Liberal Senators who tabled our requests repeatedly yet were consistently voted down by a Conservative majority. We are grateful for your duty to both Canadians, our constitution and the law.

TODAY [DEC 2/10] WE HAVE A CHANCE TO APPEAL TO THE ENTIRE SENATE.

This is a final initiative to ask the Senate to allow our selected representative, Shawn Buckley, to appear before them. What are our options? We are using our democratic power to ask a constitutional expert to be allowed to advise government on the constitutional and legal risks associated with Bill C-36, again. The purpose of ‘going over the same territory’ is to address the fundamental flaws that still exist at the heart of this proposed law. This is all we can do, and we hope that we are heard.

THERE IS NO TEMPLATE LETTER.

USE YOUR OWN VOICE FROM ALL THAT YOU KNOW.

WE ALL WANT SHAWN TO SPEAK TO THE GRAVITY OF WHAT CONCERNS US
BUT THE SENATORS HAVE TO HEAR FROM US ON OUR OWN TERMS FIRST.

EMAIL, CALL AND FAX TODAY.
* Do not worry if some emails come back… most are landing.


CHOOSE AN INDIVIDUAL SENATOR TO CONTACT

CLICK HERE TO FIND SENATORS PHONE, EMAIL AND FAX

READ THIS! FIND OUT WHAT WAS TABLED AT SENATE COMMITTEE
ABOUT YOUR COMMUNICATIONS SINCE OUR ASK FOR TIME BEGAN.

CLICK HERE TO READ NOVEMBER 24

CLICK HERE TO READ NOVEMBER 25

CLICK HERE TO READ DECEMBER 1

CLICK HERE FOR STATUS OF BILL C-36

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NOVEMBER 29 2010
NATIONAL POST EDITORIAL BOARD: PARLIAMENT PONDERS A BAD BILL

Its title may sound harmless, but the Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) is an iron fist in a velvet glove. It is a bureaucrat’s dream come true, which would allow Health Canada and its inspectors access to private property without a warrant; would impose onerous reporting requirements on businesses; and would permit the divulgation of confidential information to foreign governments.

Read full article

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NOVEMBER 25 2010
[BILL C-36] STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE MEETING

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SHAWN STILL NOT SCHEDULED. 
SENATE CAMPAIGN UPDATE NOV 25/10

ASKING THE SENATE COMMITTEE TO INVITE SHAWN,
IS ASKING THEM TO INVITE DEMOCRACY.

WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF?

Senators are confirming hundreds of communications are reaching them.

We are committed to keeping the pressure on the decision-makers over the unconstitutionality of Bill C-36, even though it doesn’t affect NHPs directly.

The NHPPA has received cc’s of over 250 emails sent from Canadians to Senate over Bill C-36. Countless others have been sent via social networks with the same concerns across the country. Canadians are demanding that these hearings take notice of alternative views. Views that show the deep flaws contained in this proposed law that undermine Canada’s rule of law.

CALL, EMAIL AND FAX UNTIL WE GET A YES.

BUT THIS TIME THERE IS NO TEMPLATE LETTER.

USE YOUR OWN VOICE.

IT’S IMPORTANT.
* Do not worry if some emails come back… most are landing.

THIS ‘ONE CLICK’ IS SET TO CC:
All Senators.
Health Canada policy makers.
The Minister of Health.
Prime Minister.

BE EVEN MORE EFFECTIVE

Liberal senators wanted to add two days of hearings (adding Shawn), however, the motion ended when Conservative senators voted it down.

CLICK HERE to find the 6 Conservative Senate that voted new witnesses down.
Call, Email and Fax an individual message

CLICK HERE to find the Chair Art Eggleton and Deputy Chair Kelvin Ogilvie.
Call, Email and Fax an individual message

We can do this.

NOVEMBER 24 2010
[BILL C-36] STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE MEETING

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NOVEMBER 24 2010
PRODUCT SAFETY LAW AVOIDS ROADBLOCKS

OTTAWA – A law that would give the government the power to recall dangerous products nearly hit another roadblock when senators tried to invite extra witnesses to testify on it. Read full article…

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POSTED NOVEMBER 22 2010

NO WITNESSES ARE SCHEDULED TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE.

November 24th Health Canada is scheduled to champion their own work.

November 25th no one has been invited, as of this posting, to speak for the tens of thousands of Canadians who have been working tirelessly to communicate with government to draw attention to the dangers of the legislation.


CLICK HERE TO SEE STATUS OF 2 SCHEDULED MEETINGS

CLICK HERE FOR STATUS OF BILL C-36


WE MUST ASK SENATE COMMITTEE TO HEAR US. AGAIN.

NO SUBSTITUTES

They heard him before, and they need to hear him again. Otherwise they only hear Health Canada’s voice, not ours. Shawn Buckley shares our deep concern for freedom, protecting our rights, and our Canada. He is a catalyst that ignites our passion and gives so many of us clear, guiding vision.

The Senate Committee agreed and re-scheduled their meeting to accommodate Mr. Buckley’s legal work last time. And by extension they re-scheduled for us.

It is imperative that he be allowed to give his testimony before this Committee, again.

We all know that he is uniquely qualified and his perspective is essential and irreplaceable. We have all counted on his expertise to draft a clear analysis of C-36, and at every previous incarnation.

EXACTLY ONE YEAR LATER.

In a five-minute-to-midnight national campaign last year, we asked to have Shawn Buckley to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs over this same piece of legislation November 25 2009. Only after we found out Shawn was not accepted as a witness, we launched a campaign to change that decision. Due to our collective efforts was he able to make the presentation which tipped the balance and effectively stopped bill.

There is no alternative being offered. No one is speaking to address the many blatant violations of the Canada’s Constitution. There are number of brilliant candidates that oppose C-36, who should in fact be given access to the Senate. If Senate heard from them all, this bill would more than likely cease to exist. Which is in fact, our collective goal. To STOP Bill C-36. Permanently.


TIMING IS EVERYTHING.

WE HAVE TO ASK SENATE COMMITTEE TO SCHEDULE TIME TO HEAR SHAWN BUCKLEY WHEN IT’S MUTUTALLY ACCEPTABLE.

Shawn is crossing the country from coast to coast with the jam-packed Freedom in Crisis tour until December 8th. In the meantime the unseemly rush to rubber stamp this bill is ploughing ahead. Senate must be told to stop and think, to take time to hear the people, to honour democracy. Sober reflection is what the Senate is for. It’s their job. The only answer is a mutually acceptable date to hear the people’s voice. Senate must halt the rush and hear all the evidence. After December 8th.


ASKING TO SCHEDULE AN HONEST DEBATE

WE’RE NOT ALL CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERTS WHO SPECIALIZE IN HEALTH FREEDOM, BUT WE NEED OUR RIGHTS PROTECTED AND WE KNOW WE HAVE A VOICE, THAT IS WHY SHAWN IS OUR CHOSEN REPRESENTATIVE.

All we have to do is make our voice heard: we want Shawn to have the opportunity to once again, tell the Senate why it’s imperative to STOP Bill C-36. Permanently.

The message from Shawn will be more urgent and appeal to the Senates obligation to Canadians, our constitutional and legal rights and freedoms.

This is important. Consider the time you take, the time you have for freedom.

It’s easy to do and can make a big difference. We know that you are all out there and want the same thing we do. But one single voice – or even a few – communicating for us will do. Our government needs to see thousands even tens of thousands of emails flood their in-box.

There are 12 senators on the Social Affairs, Science and Technology committee. We must reach them all so please contact as many people from the list below as you can! Our NHPPA network is swift and powerful. Please GET YOUR ACTIVIST ON today.

It’s best to send short, strong and constructive written communication by email or fax.

Here is a sample letter you can CUT AND PASTE to send as is, modify, or simply take some ideas from, for your telephone call. You have lots of information on the subject.

We know you can make this count.

 

Dear Senator ____________________ ,

Your Committee is about to consider the approval of Bill C-36 which is a bill that concerns me greatly.

I am disturbed to learn that this bill has not adequately addressed the objections Canadians have vocalised about Bills C-52 and C-6. I am outraged that, after listening to the public outcry on countless previous occasions, over the past 2 years, my government has chosen to attempt to rush Bill C-36 through without serious debate. A debate that includes legitimate arguments as to why Bill C-36 should be killed completely.

I realise that Health Canada has issued assurances that C-36 will not represent an assault on my rights as a Canadian, but a detailed examination of the issues demonstrates otherwise. Shawn Buckley gave evidence to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs with regard to C-6. I am writing to urge you to support inviting him to represent my voice at the committee stage of C-36.

As most of you know, Mr. Buckley is a uniquely qualified individual who truly speaks for the interest of Canadians. He is not only a Constitutional lawyer but also the author of the Canadian Charter of Health Freedom, which is a proposed legislation that nearly 55,000 Canadians have signed a petition supporting, with hundreds more signing on every single week.

I believe that to proceed with final analysis of Bill C-36 without hearing from Mr. Buckley would be a grave omission. An act that would wilfully disregard the voice of the Canadian public.

The Senate of Canada needs to hear from its people and through their representatives, not just from government bureaucrats.

I urge you to hear from Mr. Buckley at the committee stage of Bill C-36.

I ask that you have the committee clerk contact Mr. Buckley to determine a date that is mutually acceptable.

Sincerely,

Your Name, City & Province Here

 

48 HOURS TO PHONE, EMAIL & FAX

PHONE, EMAIL AND FAX ALL 12 SENATORS ON THE COMMITTEE.

You can call the toll free line and ask for the Senator 1-800-267-7362 but
if you can afford long distance then call the direct line to each Senator’s office.

Then let NHPPA know that you did.

THIS ‘ONE CLICK’ IS SET TO CC:

All Senators.
Health Canada’s policy makers responsible for creating and forwarding Bill C-36.
The Minister of Health.
Prime Minister.

Each Senator name below (members of the Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology) is linked to their Parliamentary website. Here you can see exactly who will be responsible for recommending to Senate that Bill C-36 become law.

DAVID BRAILEY (C)
T: 613-943-0040 F: 613-943-0083
braled@sen.parl.gc.ca

CATHERINE S. CALLBECK (L)
T: 613-943-0686 F: 613-943-0693
callbc@sen.parl.gc.ca

ANDRÉE CHAMPAGNE (C)
T: 613-995-3999 F: 613-995-4034
champa@sen.parl.gc.ca

JANE CORDY (L)
T: 613-995-8409 F: 613-995-8432
cordyj@sen.parl.gc.ca

JACQUES DEMERS (C)
T: 613-992-0151 F: 613-992-0128
tessil@sen.parl.gc.ca

LILLIAN EVE DYCK (L)
T: 613-995-4318 F: 000-000-0000
dyckli@sen.parl.gc.ca

NICOLE EATON (C)
T: 613-947-4047 F: 613-947-4044
eatonn@sen.parl.gc.ca

ART EGGLETON (L)
T: 613-995-4230 F: 613-995-4237
egglea@sen.parl.gc.ca

YONAH MARTIN (C)
T: 613-947-4078 F: 613-947-4082
martin@sen.parl.gc.ca

PANA MERCHANT (L)
T: 613-944-7777 F: 613-944-7778
merchp@sen.parl.gc.ca

KELVIN KENNETH OGILVIE (C)
T: 613-992-0331 F: 613-992-0334
ogilvk@sen.parl.gc.ca

JUDITH SEINMAN (C)
T: 613-992-0110 F: 613-992-0118
seidmj@sen.parl.gc.ca


2 IMPORTANT LINKS

LINK TO 12 CRITICAL REASONS TO STOP BILL C-36 EXPLAINED

SHAWN’S BILL C-36 OPINION EDITORIAL IN THE HILL TIMES SEP 20/10


TWO AND A HALF YEARS OF COMMUNICATION

On May 14 2008, Shawn Buckley prepared and released a Discussion Paper on Bill C-52 at the request of the NHPPA out of a concern that the Bill represented an unprecedented encroachment on freedoms currently enjoyed by Canadians.

On Feb 18 2009 the NHPPA Discussion Paper on Bill C-6 was released and then on June 18 2010 the current Bill C-36 Discussion Paper gave the country yet another thorough analysis, and reminder, of the dangers in Health Canada’s unnecessary bill.

Health Canada continues to persuade our elected officials that Bill C-36 is not unconstitutional, is not illegal and does not assault our rights and freedoms. Health Canada assures parliament that the bill is necessary and has been checked for legality and constitutionality.

It’s the same dangerous bill, with every amendment, with every concession.

Even Senators voiced deep concerns over this piece of legislation.

CLICK HERE TO READ SENATORS OPPOSING C-6 (FORMER BILL C-36) [2009]


WHAT ARE THE STEPS AFTER COMMITTEE?

This committee is the step before a report is created and offered to the entire Senate.

After that a 3rd reading debates followed by 3rd reading and then Bill C-36 will be law.

If you have been following Bill C-36 you’ll know that it has moved through the House of Commons virtually, unimpeded… without thoughtful consideration. Is this because MPs ‘have seen this bill before’ and believe it no longer needs to be scrutinized.

We are curious with the number of groups across the country loudly and clearly giving legitimate evidence to Members of Parliament or Senators if they even sincerely considered our communications. Have they only read the “Myth vs Reality” documents?

Is this what we can continue to expect from our government?

Voices of hundreds of thousands of Canadians, independent constitutional and legal experts, and tax paying business owners being ignored?

The stakes are higher than ever this time. C-6 was amended, but C-36 must be stopped. Stopped completely, once and for all. The rule of law is at stake, and with it the foundation of everything our government is tasked to protect. The proponents of this Bill may use emotive language and fear-mongering to persuade the gullible that their safety is at stake; but we should not permit our Senators to take the easy way out. The people are demanding an end to the pretence.

CLICK HERE FOR STATUS OF BILL C-36