Shawn Buckley’s 2019 Calgary Health Show Lecture

#throwbackthursday Second of three posts from February 2019. Check out the video recording (50 minute watch) of Shawn Buckley’s Calgary Health Show talk. Shawn gave a repeat presentation of his lecture called, “Censorship, Science and Belief”. He presents compelling insight to the dangers facing public health when Health Canada’s proposed self-care framework is implemented, grouping natural health products and non-prescription chemical drugs. In Canada, safe and effective natural remedies have never seen such a threat to access. Shawn asserts “We need to create a citizen rebellion, again.”


Discussion Paper | Repeal of NHP Regs — Renegotiating our Surrender

Calgary Health Show | New and Popular Booth Handouts and Materials

Calgary Health Show | NHPPA Show Report and Photo Gallery


Calgary Health Show May 2019 | NHPPA Show Report and Photo Gallery

#throwbackthursday One of three posts that takes us back to winter. A February 2019 event and lecture that we’ve just been able to release. NHPPA has sustained our public outreach and education by visiting cities across Canada. Shawn Buckley, along with fervent volunteers, April Reeves and Monique Ruchkall, captured attentions in their neck of the woods at the Calgary Health Show. Dr. Bonnie Kaplan made a special volunteer appearance too! The Show Report and Photo Gallery highlights the significant work that takes place at a health show, both to keep things running smoothly and to ensure we make an impact.



Consequential Amendments | Shawn Buckley Explains

CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS In this final 1:06 minute video of a 21-part series, Shawn Buckley explains Section 48 of the Charter of Health Freedom, “Consequential Amendments”. This section is an amendment to the existing Statutory Instruments Act which protects new laws from encroaching upon our rights as laid out by the Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Charter of Health Freedom would be added to the list of documents that protect Canadians’ freedom. Going forward any law drafted would have to adhere to a baseline level of established rights so that no existing freedom can be infringed upon.

As the author of this standalone Act, Shawn Buckley makes clear the key features of each section. He breaks down the proposed legislation into language that everyone can understand.

We hope you have learned a lot about the Charter of Health Freedom through this series and encourage you to use these videos to explain the importance of this proposed document to others.


Post-It Note of Pep From Adam!

Adam! We’re sending the enthusiasm right back atchya. The supportive energy on this modest, blue Post-it Note fills our team with gratitude. The fact that it was applied to the front of signed Charter of Health Freedom petition pages makes it all the better! Cheerlead for the Charter! Download the petition. Collect signatures. Send them in. Post-it Notes and letters of pep welcome!



Pure North’s (Online) Petition and Charter of Health Freedom (Paper) Petition

Reaffirming our mission. Pure North, longtime supporters of NHPPA, recently launched a petition to stop Health Canada’s proposed changes to natural health product regulation. Add your signature. We share and applaud any organization who pushes the matter of health freedom further into public awareness. NHPPA is committed to the Charter of Health Freedom’s foundational paper petition. The paper petition Canadians have seen circulating, since September 2008, remains the most significant way to ask for a change in the law. Online petitions, like Pure North’s, are a powerful way to disseminate a social message, and create visibility quickly, in an online dominant world.



Charter of Health Freedom Petition Update Jul 24/19

There is always talk about being in the 6 digits. We, and that means you, made it to the petition paragon! Now at 101,407 signatures! It is the third largest single Federal paper petition, pending delivery to Parliament, in the last 70 years. Let that sink in for a moment. This new total represents another 4,560 signatures gathered since our update a year ago by dozens of natural health product stores, practitioners and individual health freedom advocates. Every additional petition page filled with signatures demonstrates a significant effort. We know there are many retailers, practitioners and citizens with active petition stations still collecting signatures. This number is far from static! Your actions truly matter.

Information about this petition update, how it stacks up against other federal petitions and how a petition can (and has) changed laws was researched for accuracy and is now shared!


“A Complete List of Alternatives to the Google Search Engine”, Collective Evolution

It has been talked about for over a year. Google. The most popular search engine. The one that is your habit. You might have noticed changes in search results in the past month due to what Google is calling, Google’s most recent broad core algorithm updates. An article (3 minute read) published on July 7, 2019 on Collective Evolution, by Arjun Walia, “A Complete list of Alternatives to the Google Search Engine”, shed some light on what the changes mean for the natural health industry. He writes, “We are living in a very interesting time, one in where we have a ‘ministry of truth’ that is quite Orwellian….”



What is an Ombudsman? | Shawn Buckley Explains

WHAT IS AN OMBUDSMAN? In this penultimate 1:49 minute video of a 21-part series, Shawn Buckley explains Sections 24-47 of the Charter of Health Freedom, which all outline the creation of a Health Freedom Ombudsman role. These sections identify the purpose of appointing an Ombudsman and how that role serves to protect and uphold access to health freedom for all Canadians. Currently, if a person’s health is being threatened by the removal of a natural health product, they may face an extremely costly and slow process to be heard by a Court, if they even make it to a hearing. One can expect that with the resulting diminished quality of life, most Canadians do not have the time, money or energy to begin this fight. Under the Charter of Health Freedom, the role of the Ombudsman is to act as a voice for the public if their health freedom is being threatened in any way by any federal government department.

As the author of this standalone Act, Shawn Buckley makes clear the key features of each section. He breaks down the proposed legislation into language that everyone can understand. In the final clip, Shawn will explain Consequential Amendments.


Rebuttal to CBC Article Criticizing Vancouver Kingsway NDP MP Don Davies’ Position on NHP Regulations

“Truth is the first casualty when science is used as a weapon.” – Shawn Buckley

As a lawyer who has spent decades involved with Health Canada, Shawn Buckley is uniquely positioned to hold the well-informed opinion that our chemical drug approval process is a large fraud perpetrated on the Canadian Public. In his rebuttal to a July 15, 2019 CBC article (3 minute read) by Bethany Lindsay, “Federal NDP Health Critic Pushes Back on Plans to Require More Evidence for Health Claims of Natural Products”, Mr. Buckley defends MP Don Davies’ position on NHP regulations and asserts:

“Understanding that our drug approval process is seriously flawed, I am at a complete loss as to how the CBC and Ms. Lindsay could be critical of anyone for not wanting it to be applied to natural products. If public health was an issue, one would expect the CBC to be critical of our chemical drug model.”



July 2019 Charter of Health Freedom Petition Count

Lemonade, letter opener, let’s go! The latest numbers are in. The count and the petition’s position in Canadian history is confirmed. We can tell you it was a banner day. But you need to hold out until the top of next week while we draft the full petition update and triple check for accuracy. Signatures have been coming in from big cities to small towns, private citizens to industry professionals, Victoria to Halifax. And all of them on paper!