INTERPRETATION In this seventh 1:25 minute video of a 21-part series, Shawn Buckley explains Section 7 of the Charter of Health Freedom, “Interpretation”. This section answers the question, ‘what is a natural health product?’ Definitions for important terms such as natural health product, traditional medicine and treatment device are described. It is made clear to everyone – whether a member of the public or the highest court in Canada – that natural health products and practices are to be governed and regulated solely under the Charter of Health Freedom. Ambiguity, confusion and the lack of adequate language in our current laws lead to the over-regulation of natural health products and practices. The Charter solves this problem.
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. Up next is, “Presumption of Safety” that speaks to an approach critical to the Charter’s application.