Bill C-51 was debated during second reading in the week ending June 13, 2008. During second reading the Government introduced amendments to the Bill. Bill C-51has become a significant issue for persons in the Natural Health Community. Because of this, it is important for the amendments to be analyzed so that Canadians can understand the […]
Click here to download this letter as a printable PDF file Dear____________________________, Regarding Bill C51 and Health Canada’s (HC) regulation of Natural Health Products (NHPs), please take the time to consider the following before addressing my questions below. The statement that Natural Health Products are not regulated as drugs, which many MPs and Ministers are […]
Click here to download this article as a printable PDF file The NHPPA has fielded many inquiries concerning whether Bill C-51 should be stopped or amended. Because of the tremendous threat posed by Bill C-51 the NHPPA is taking the position that: Bill C-51 must be stopped, not amended, and The Amend Bill C-51 campaign […]
A standing, special or legislative committee may make its views known to the House and brings forward recommendations on matters it has studied by presenting a report to the House. Under Standing Order 109, a standing or special committee may request that the government table a comprehensive response to its report within 120 days of […]
Report of the Standing Committee on Health Joseph Volpe, M.P. Chair LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS
The NHPPA has received hundreds of questions from concerned citizens who are genuinely confused about how the law-making power of parliament actually works. This link is to the parliamentary website’s explanation of the process. There are many variations from the broad themes outlined here.
Many Canadians rely upon natural health products for their health. These products are endangered and consumers need to act now to save them. Since 2004 when the Natural Health Product Regulations were introduced, natural health products have been increasingly threatened. The new Regulations were Health Canada’s response to consumer demands for the government to protect […]
The current 60% failure rate for product license applications has mainly involved applications for single-ingredient products. This means that 60% of single ingredient NHPs have failed to pass Health Canada?s stringent safety and efficacy standards.
What Natural Health Products Will be Left Once Health Canada is Finished Judging 60% of Single-Ingredient NHPs Illegal and 80-90% of Multi-Ingredient NHPs Illegal ? Because Health Canada has been so slow to process license applications, NHP manufacturers and retailers have not yet had to decide what they will do when the overwhelming majority of […]