Rebel superheroes walk among us. In this March 21, 2019 article (9 minute read), “Fired Quebec Scientist Blew the Whistle on Pesticide Lobby Influence”, government censorship silenced former public servant Louis Robert. He was fired after being threatened for attempting to educate superiors and the public about pesticide and fertilizer use. Robert’s story reminds us of our friend Shiv Chopra who blew the whistle on Health Canada for pressuring him to approve a series of drugs including Bovine Growth Hormone for use in animal farming.
Suppression of truthful health information and the sharing of slanted science has become commonplace in Canada. From the denial of media appearances to the firing of public servants attempting to serve the public, it has become increasingly clear: there is something to hide. While whistleblowers are supposed to be protected by the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, shining a light on government wrongdoings generally ends a career and blacklists the person who spoke out.
NHPPA denounces censorship, most especially when it results in negative health consequences for Canadians. The Censorship Compendium is an NHPPA produced publication featuring prominent natural health advocates and thought leaders.