Offenses and Punishments | Shawn Buckley Explains

OFFENSES AND PUNISHMENTS In this seventeenth 1:40 minute video of a 21-part series, Shawn Buckley explains Sections 20, 21 and 22 of the Charter of Health Freedom, “Offenses and Punishments”.  These sections outline the consequences a manufacturer, retailer or practitioner might face if they are found in violation of the Charter. While it is critical to have a judicial structure of punishment in a regulatory environment, these sections ensure the discipline is not so severe that it prevents the public from accessing a product. The proposed sanctions in the Food and Drug Act fine offenders up to $5,000,000 per day, which functionally bankrupts most purveyors of natural health products. The Charter exists to respect and promote health freedom and good health outcomes. Taking a product off the market because of a regulatory offense may not render the best health outcomes, so these sections of the Charter of Health Freedom give the Courts the ability to consider the chain of cause and effect throughout the Canadian wellness landscape.

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. Stay tuned for the next clip as we enter the final stretch of this series where Shawn will discuss the role of the Crown and government employee liability in more detail.