Today, it is with endless excitement, that we announce a significant and consequential development in our progress toward our goal to protect the natural health product industry in Canada.
Last week, we released a Private Member’s Bill, drafted by Shawn Buckley, aimed at repealing Sections 500-504 of the Budget Implementation Act, 2023, No. 1 (formerly Bill C-47). As you likely know, these sections, embedded within the annual budget bill, redefine natural health products and subject the entire industry to heightened regulation by moving them fully into the therapeutic products category, alongside chemical drugs.
The implications of these changes on our industry are profound, and we knew that swift action was crucial.
Thank You MP Calkins!
We are thrilled to announce that on Tuesday December 5, 2023, MP Blaine Calkins of Red Deer—Lacombe, Alberta, took a decisive stand in support of our cause and officially tabled our Private Member’s Bill in the House of Commons. The Bill was seconded by MP Brad Vis, and given the official Bill number C-368.
This action by MPs Calkins and Vis effectively amplifies our voices, champions the cause for the natural health industry, and acts in the interests of every Canadian citizen that relies on natural health products to care for their health and well-being.
We thank MP Blaine Calkins for his dedication to the natural health industry and acknowledge his attentive response to the concerns of Canadians.