Remove Division 31 from Bill C-69

BEFORE IT BECOMES LAW

Alert: Health Canada Is At It Again.

Division 31 of Bill C-69, also known as the Budget Implementation Act, 2024, No. 1, proposes changes that would give Health Canada extraordinary power to regulate the off-label use of drugs and natural health products alike. This could severely impact the freedom of medical professionals and natural health practitioners to deliver effective healthcare, as well as restrict public access to these essential treatments.

Mirroring actions from 2023, Health Canada is again trying to introduce these significant changes to the Food and Drugs Act through a Budget Bill, thereby avoiding the critical examination of the Standing Committee on Health in Parliament. Instead, budget bills fall under the purview of the Standing Committee on Finance, which does not possess the necessary expertise in food and drug law or healthcare to make decisions that impact the healthcare of every Canadian

Take Action Today!

There are three ways for you to get involved with NHPPA and demand Division 31 is removed from Bill C-69 before it becomes law:

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Print our discussion paper

Print a copy of our discussion paper and mail or deliver it to your MPs constituency office.

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Send an electronic letter

Send an electronic letter to your MP and others to urge Division 31 to be removed from Bill C-69.

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Send physical letters

Choose the letter below that most resonates with you… or you can send multiple letters!

How To Send A Physical Letter To Your MP

While we encourage you to draft your own letter, in your own words, we’ve provided three PDF form letters to MPs to download at the bottom of this page.

1. If you’re eager, print a copy of the Discussion Paper on Hidden Changes in Bill C-69.

Print a copy of the Discussion Paper. This resource will be incredibly helpful for your MP to understand exactly what sections of Bill C-69 you’re referring to in your letter.

2. Print a copy of our MP letter.

We have provided form letters below.

However, if you have the capacity to write your own letter, in your own words, we strongly encourage you to do so. Personalized letters hold much more weight with our MPs.

3. If you’re sending it, affix the Discussion Paper to your MP letter.

We suggest stapling your letter to the Discussion Paper. This ensures that your MP receives both your letter and the Discussion Paper in one package. The physical significance of many pages holds weight (literally and figuratively) with our MPs as well.

4. Look up your MP’s constituency address.

You can send a letter to your MP at both their House of Commons address and their Constituency Office. No postage is required to mail to the House of Commons. You can find their Constituency Office here:
House of Commons Current Members of Parliament.

5. Send your letters to multiple MPs. 

You don’t have to stop at sending letters to your Member of Parliament. You can also mail your letter to the Prime Minister, the Minister of Health, the Standing Committee on Health, or even all 338 MPs, if you’d like to.

You can access a listing of MPs on the House of Commons website, or we provide an excel spreadsheet with all the Members of Parliament and their mailing addresses in our Citizen’s Action Kit.

Resources


MP Letter on Bill C-69
Version 1
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MP Letter on Bill C-69
Version 2
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MP Letter on Bill C-69
Version 3
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