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Canada Moves to Make Supplements Illegal – Bill C-51

6th May 2008 by Arrow Durfee Posted in Uncategorized

Bills C51& C52 – More Regulations To Protect Us Of Course

The Nature of Government

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Health decided by way of a motion on January 29, 2008, to devote a full meeting for the purpose of hearing from various stakeholders on the subject of natural health products.

The session will take place on Thursday, May 8, 2008, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Parliament Hill. Presenters at the meeting are asked to speak for a maximum of five minutes, to be followed by a series of questions from members of the Committee.

Trueman Tuck of The Canadian Coalition for Health Freedom [CCHF] ( ) will be there along with others to stop these bills. The current status of the bill is provided by him below:

Bill C-51 and 52 are tentatively scheduled for second reading today or tomorrow, and as a result of all of our efforts I believe there is a good possibility this vote will be delayed until at least Wednesday PM this week.

There are four scenarios that are the 80% plus possibility;

[a] The Bilderbergers and other Globalist? Shadow Rulers? ( ) will force the two bills through the second reading and into the Standing Committee on Health, which I am scheduled to speak to on May 8th 2008 on all of our behalf. This means in order to do that all of our supporters within the Conservative party will be whipped into submission clearing clarifying the end of Parliamentary, Constitutional Rule of British Law Democracy in Canada,

[b] The vote will be delayed for a while in order to try and quell the caucus unrest, and may or may note come back in the same form or at all,

[c] The bill will not pass second reading if the Conservatives have a free vote and other parties do the same.

[d] The bill will pass second reading even with a Conservative free vote because of the other party?s whipped support.

Please renew your members and pledge new monthly funding in order to provide our team with the resources to see our efforts though.

I have spoken to our Ottawa friends today and will keep all of you updated day by day in this critical week of developments.

Yours for Fundamental Justice,



“Ever wonder who actually makes our laws and regulations such as the NAFTA, the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) and whole host of others? Why these suddenly appear from thin air? Certainly the constituents don’t generally make them! More often than not, there is no public consultation, input or pressure. These laws and regulations are mostly done in secrecy. Why the secrecy if the public is being represented for some perceived benefit? These laws and regulations are primarily made by private interests. These then are then the real law makers.”

Extracted from: Corrupt to the Core – Memoirs of a Health Canada Scientist – Bill 517: GE Labeling

This is yet another striking, if not blatant, example of how and why our laws are made. And should leave no doubt on the adroit use of governments by the industry to harvest the masses to their end.

Remember: “Most of the violence committed by “governments” against innocent, non-combatant civilians has been against “their citizens, not external “enemies.”"

“Bills such as C-51 are but thinly disguised variations on Nazi Germany’s 1933 Enabling Act which removed Parliamentary decision making and oversight from national legislation. Stated in its simplest terms, these bills are intended to replace democratic representative government with un-elected, closed-door decision making which will bind all citizens. We are witnessing the transformation of North American democratic government into oligarchic tyranny. Will Canadian citizens wake up in time?.. ..Ken Adachi] ”

From Kenn d’Oudney, The Democracy Defined Campaign April 27, 2008

Ask your MP why the government is so preoccupied with the generally non toxic nutritional health products and therapeutic goods given that:

“In the Canadian context, MP Colin Carrie stated on March 9, 2005 in parliament that just allergies from peanuts alone result in approximately 5 to 10 deaths in Canada each year. By comparison, since 1960 not one death in Canada has been attributed to a natural health product.

A tablespoon dose of salt or cayenne is far more dangerous than a tablespoon dose of say vitamin C or a magnesium supplement! I invite those who don’t agree to try this on themselves!

Dietary Supplements are the most benign segment of foods and should have never been separated to begin with! Bill C420 will restore these to their original rightful food category.

It is abundantly clear that nutritional supplements are far far safer than foods let alone drugs. Hence, why the urgency and insistence to regulate them?

In a new book, Death by Modern Medicine, Dr. Carolyn Dean reports for example, that the billion dollar drug advertising machine is supported by a mere 6% of actual, verifiable scientific research. Only 10 to 20% of all standard drug therapy, surgery, and chemotherapy, which form the basis of the entire modern medical system, have been found to be supported by any published science. These findings come from the leading peer reviewed medical journals.

Given that current regulations are not able to prevent the thousands of deaths from medical drugs and procedures, why and how is HC getting and wasting the inordinate resources/funds to protect us from non existent dangers of dietary supplements when these resources are so badly needed for their mandate to protect the public by regulating known toxic drugs and untested procedures?

The scientific literature is replete with nutrient deficiencies attributed to drug use. For example: pain killers i.e. NSAID’s including Aspirin deplete the body of the B vitamin, Folic acid. Folic acid is already one of the most common vitamin deficiency. This deficiency increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The Statin cholesterol lowering drugs deplete the body of Coenzyme Q10. A deficiency in CQ10 will lead to congestive heart failure. Yet HC does not seems to know or ignores these facts and does not inform the public about the serous health impairing side effects due to nutrient deficiencies from drug use. Why?

If lay people like myself can find these facts why wont or can’t Health Canada, whose role is to do just that, ensure such serious deficiencies be addressed when talking drugs?

Instead we see Health Canada squandering their resources and our tax dollars by unlawfully and abusively interfering with the sale of safe natural products containing only vitamins, minerals and herbs like garlic – such as Truehope’s bi-polar disorder supplement and Strauss heart drops. Could the phenomenal success and use of these nutrients be a factor? Who exactly are they protecting. It sure is not the consumer!

The absurdity of their excuse that dietary supplements prevent the use of “proper medical care” is the height of arrogance given the death and carnage from “proper medical care”. Why should people, at their own expense, turn to other non medical solutions if the essentially free “proper medical care” worked in the first place? “”

Extracted from: Use (Abuse) of Regulations to Protect Pharma Monopoly

A drug by definition is a toxic substance as in pharmaceuticals that needs to be regulated carefully. Why then is Health Canada so preoccupied in spending inordinate time, our money and energy trying to create nutrients into drugs? Surely not to protect us from substances that are far safer than foods? Yet Health Canada all the while continues to claim that they do not have sufficient mandate to regulate real drugs (pharmaceuticals)? Instead they are all too eager to loosen already lose regulations for far more riskier experimental drugs… This government further bullies its citizens by knowingly allowing our bodies to become toxic waste disposal to profit their industry cronies – by adding toxic waste products such as Hydrofluorosilicic acid to our water, neurotoxins such as Aspartame and other toxic chemicals to our foods etc. All done behind the scenes by purposely keeping the public ignorant through the manipulation of facts to create controversies and confusion so their deceptions can work.

Where is the data showing harm? Where are the people clamouring and demanding protection from safe and effective nutrients? Who, where and what are they protecting if it is not the their pharma buddies?

Clearly this perversion of our laws can only happen if the people are first coherest to allow these perverted laws.

Following is a summary of the bill that will be enacted should we not act on mass and keep this issue in the forefront. To make this more effective try to do all: write, fax, email*, print out the petition and send it by snail mail, and/or telephone your representative directly and don’t forget to be persistent! Clearly emphasizing the extreme importance to you in your note.

1. Identify your federal MP entering in your postal code here

2. Find the contact information for the MP in your riding – usually its on their website

Many MPs like mine often state that they are not able to study the issue and hence rely on the partyline which naturally is supported by some regulatory body or such. Please ensure you state that as your elected represent it is their duty to represent you and not the partyline. Ambiguity needs to be avoided at all cost. Please be creative, articulate and direct to the point. Send a follow up letter and/or fax, phone and keep demanding a response on how and what they will actually do to mitigate concerns outlined. I have purposely not given you a example letter as blindly sending it should be a waste of time for all. We need to be engaged or suffer the consequence. there is sufficient fodder in this note for you to write your own and then follow up. Even if this second reading (see above for details) of this bill is passed you need to put pressure on your representative and not let them get off the hook.

Else only those few who are able to challenge authority by defying these perverted laws may retain some of their rights.

Chris Gupta

Protect Your Constitutional Rights

An Important Notice Regarding Bill C-51

On April 8, 2008, the Minister of Health in Canada introduced Bill C-51 into the House of Commons. This Bill proposes significant changes to the current Food and Drugs Act that would remove critical checks and balances from Health Canada and endanger your Constitutional rights to ?life, liberty, and security of person? (Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Section 7).
Without immediate action from concerned citizens like you, this Bill will soon be law in Canada.

Consider How Bill C-51 Would Affect You

Many natural health products that have been sold in Canada for decades would become unavailable, and remaining products would cost much more (Sections 13 & 18.7);
The government could designate any natural health product a prescription drug, making it available by prescription only (Section 15.1(4));
You could be fined thousands of dollars or go to jail for giving your child or friend a natural health product (Sections 31 & 3(3) ? expanded definition of ?sell?);
Researchers would lose academic freedom: they could not study the beneficial effects of natural health products without first getting the government?s permission (Sections 3(6) & 18.2);
International laws that restrict access to natural health products could be made law in Canada without the approval of elected officials or any debate in the House of Commons (Sections 3(6) & 30(7));
To enforce this new law, inspectors could enter private property and (Section 23):

take anything at their discretion;
never pay the owner for it;
charge the owner of the property a fee for shipping it to a secure storage unit;
charge the owner of the property fees for keeping it in storage;
keep it in storage as long as they want; and/or
dispose of it at will.

Health Canada Needs Checks and Balances

Acting under current laws, Health Canada has already endangered Canadians? lives by seizing their natural health products. In 2003, Health Canada seized personal shipments of EMPowerplus, a vitamin-mineral supplement that hundreds of Canadians with bipolar disorder and other serious mood disorders depended on for mental wellness, and ordered Truehope Nutritional Support Ltd. to stop selling the supplement in Canada. Fearing for the safety of Canadians who were using EMPowerplus, Truehope disobeyed Health Canada?s orders and was charged with selling an illegal drug.

Fortunately, in this case, Health Canada was unsuccessful in removing EMPowerplus from the market. In 2006, Truehope was found not guilty. The court ruled that Truehope was ?overwhelmingly compelled to disobey?in order to protect the health, safety and well-being of the users of the supplement?, and Health Canada dropped its appeal of this case in October 2006. (Learn more).

However, Bill C-51 would make it easier for Health Canada to seize natural health products like EMPowerplus in the future and remove them from the market, violating your Constitutional rights to ?life, liberty, and security of person.?

What You Can Do To Protect Your Rights

Read Bill C-51.


Read a Discussion Paper on Bill C-51 by the President of the Natural Health Product Protection Agency (NHPPA).

Contact your local MP to voice your objections to this Bill.

Forward this email to all of your concerned friends and family.

Attend a key court case to stop Health Canada from seizing natural health products without court permission.

Where: Federal Court of Canada, 635 8 Ave SW, 4th floor, Calgary, Alberta.

When: Friday, May 9, 2008, at 1:00 pm.

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7 Responses to “Canada Moves to Make Supplements Illegal – Bill C-51”

  1. Catherine Says:

    Here is what my MP had to say in response to my first email protesting the bill. It actually feels to me as though that he doesn’t actually consider himself my representative but rather like my protector. What is that all about?

    “Thank you for your e-mail regarding the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act or Bills C-51 and C-52

    As an M.P. and as a member of the Liberal Party of Canada, I am committed to improving the health and safety of Canadians. The Consumer Product Safety Act must be subjected to a full and fair review at the committee stage of our legislative process to ensure that it is as accountable, transparent and effective as possible.

    The current consumer product safety system functions on a voluntary basis – if a product is dangerous or poses a health risk, the corporations can issue a recall if they wish. Under the new law, products deemed unsafe can be subject to a mandatory recall ordered by the government. This bill will require further study to ensure that this process can be carried out transparently and effectively by the proper amount of safety inspectors.

    I support measures which strengthen the regulatory process to ensure we all access the safest consumer products. It is important to remember that this Act will not ban or outlaw products directly, but will instead modernize the regulatory regime with respect to manufacturing, labeling, selling, advertising and packaging of products. It is designed to identify whether a product is a danger and to more effectively prevent or address that danger. If bills C-52 and C-51 return from committee and continue to uphold this standard, I will support them. I eagerly await the arrival of these bills in the House.

    Thank you again for your e-mail, please do not hesitate to contact me again.

    Alan Tonks
    Member of Parliament
    York South-Weston”

    I’ve asked him the peanut question and suggested he have a go at the salt or cayenne himself. I just find his response so patronizing!

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    It appears that Canada is fast approaching the nanny-nation status that the USA seems to be headed with the group of politicians we have running this year and the mouth breathing minions who dwell on their every word as if they were the 2nd coming of Christ.

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