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We produce a wide range of handouts, designed to present information is as many different ways as people think. Scan the summaries, click the links, choose the options you think will appeal most to your clients. If it’s easier for you, print this page as a handy reference so that you can find the handout that best reflects the conversation you have with each person.
Everyone deserves the facts!
The following handouts are reprinted from magazines and blogs, they represent a range of opinion pieces written by experts whose work you know and trust. Make sure your clients know that the debate with Health Canada has begun.
Some of the pieces are single-sided, we have collated them so that items relevant to each other can be printed on the reverse of the page.
SECTION 1: ITEMS FROM THE 2013 MEDIA DEBATE WITH HEALTH CANADA
The following four items are related to the media debate with Health Canada that occurred in two different publications during 2013. It was sparked off by the article ‘Safe or Unsafe’, below. Shawn then wrote an analysis of the articles, letters and responses, which is an invaluable tool to assist with following the ongoing conversations between Health Canada and respected medical and legal professionals. It can form part of a layered and detailed introduction when presented with the three subsequent items on this page.
DEBATING WITH HEALTH CANADA, AN OVERVIEW BY SHAWN BUCKLEY
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Shawn Buckley’s analysis of the articles, letters and responses of the 2013 media debate with Health Canada.
SAFE OR UNSAFE ARTICLE BY SHAWN BUCKLEY
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A thoughtful article by Shawn Buckley, first printed in Alive Magazine in December 2012. It asks who is currently being protected and what safety really means. Containing case history, facts and evidence it caused an ongoing controversy in which Health Canada took part.
DR ZOLTAN RONA’S RESPONSE TO HEALTH CANADA’S LETTER TO EDITOR OF ALIVE MAGAZINE
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Our industry’s highly respected colleague and mentor entered the debate with this letter to Alive Magazine, after Adam Gibson of Health Canada’s NHPD accused Shawn Buckley of misrepresenting the facts. Dr Rona’s letter is a must-read for his fellow practitioners.
WHERE ARE THE DEAD BODIES? ARTICLE BY DR GIFFORD-JONES
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Another highly respected doctor joined the conversation with an article in the Toronto Sun, challenging Health Canada to justify their attitude to natural health products. This piece also generate a response from Health Canada, uploaded to their website.
SECTION 2: STAND-ALONE ARTICLES AND OPINIONS:
FEDERAL DOUBLE STANDARD ARTICLE BY SHAWN BUCKLEY
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A legal question posed by Shawn Buckley: If we cannot harm people without legal consequences, why are Health Canada employees allowed to? You and I are criminally negligent if we knowingly harm someone, shouldn’t Health Canada be liable too? This article contains quotes, given under oath by Health Canada inspectors, admitting that they know they do great harm. A must-read.
THE CHARTER OF HEALTH FREEDOM ARTICLE BY SHAWN BUCKLEY
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A examination of the consequences of allowing the current regulatory climate to wax and wane at Health Canada’s whim. This article, first printed in Alive Magazine in 2013 explains why complete legislative change is the industry’s only long-term security and how the Charter of Health Freedom would work to protect all Canadians.
RELATIVE RISKS OF DYING IN CANADA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION
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A dual-purpose handout: a startling piece of easy-to-understand information on each side. The bar chart was drawn up by statistician Ron Law, from Canada’s own records, to demonstrate comparative risks of death from causes as diverse as plane crashes, medical accidents and meteor strikes. You will find Natural Health Products second from the bottom, between bee stings and meteorites. On the other page, similar information from European Union statistics, demonstrating that the remote risk is well-understood internationally.
THE CHARTER OF HEALTH FREEDOM GROWS IN IMPORTANCE BY SHAWN BUCKLEY
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Shawn Buckley refers to several recent legal judgments he has witnessed first-hand, which demonstrate that courts refuse to hear evidence that would point to constitutional concerns with the current regulatory system. If evidence which would prove harm is routinely kept from legal scrutiny, none of us have rights. He demonstrates that the Charter of Health Freedom is more vital now that when it was first drafted.
CHARTER OF HEALTH FREEDOM SUMMARY
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The Charter of Health Freedom is the answer to the current regulatory crisis. It is the only long-term solution and it is the reason we collect petition signatures. This handout explains the Charter. It outlines how the Charter will protect both the industry and the public, by providing a framework for effective regulation but within a ministry separate from Health Canada. This will ensure that the natural health community will never again be subject to the divided loyalties of an agency answerable to the pharmaceutical lobby.
FREEDOM IN HOSPITAL CARE ARTICLE BY DEANE PARKES
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In the Spring 2015 issue of HANS Deane Parkes shares insights on what the future of “freedom in hospital care” might look like if we truly had health freedom, compared with our current Health Canada model.
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