PURPOSES In this fourth 51 second video of a 21-part series, Shawn Buckley explains Section 4 of the Charter of Health Freedom, “Purposes.” This very small and common section, explicitly states the reason why the Charter exists and how it is to be used. This helps the courts understand how this proposed law should be interpreted. The purpose of the Charter of Health Freedom is to protect and promote health freedom in Canada by endorsing access to natural health products and traditional healing practices. This section speaks to preserving access to any and all remedies an individual deems appropriate for treating their health condition.

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. Next, we will look at Section 5, where Shawn will discuss the guiding Precedence in Law.