Be the Change You Want To See in the World Action Alerts: Stop Bill C-6

Code Red for Natural Health Industry. The Bill C-6 Missile Has Been Launched!
Posted February 14th, 2009 by Candice Hill, edited here for brevity

Our Canadian government has just introduced Bill C-6 which is in fact a repackaged Bill C-52.... See the bill at:

... Bill C-6 is being introduced in the name of public safety, however, it paves the way for our government to have foreign regulations brought in, simply under regulation changes without the scrutiny of parliament (... we the people), thus eroding our rights and freedoms.

Schedule 1 of Bill C-6 specifically EXEMPTS both "drugs" and "foods". "Natural Health Products" are not specifically mentioned in Schedule 1. ...In order to avoid confusion, we must insist that Natural Health Products be specifically named in Schedule 1. Failing to do so, could further jeopardize and eliminate thousands more natural health products.

Bill C-6 gives powers to inspectors to stop the importation or sale of a product and to seize property and documents, based entirely on the inspector's "belief" that a product may be harmful. There is no requirement for the inspector to produce any documented proof nor scientific evidence of harm. There is a requirement to get a warrant if the goods and evidence to be seized are in a personal dwelling; however, such warrant could be issued over the telephone by a judge who would base his decision entirely on the unsubstantiated "belief" of the inspector.

Fines are exorbitant: up to $5,000,000 and/or imprisonment for 2 years. Bill C-6 gives Health Canada the power to levy criminal penalties for what are nothing more than alleged violations of departmental regulations. All a person has to do to commit a "violation" is to contravene a bureaucratic "order". It does not matter if the violation was unintentional, if no one was harmed, if there was no intention to harm, if there was no victim and no crime. Inspectors are also given the right to enforce "on the spot" fines much like parking tickets. ..All appeals are handled by the Minister as opposed to the Courts...

These Natural Health Product drug style regulations need to be entirely suspended until we get our own separate and distinct act which no longer threatens the rapid erosion of our supplements industry and the paving of the way for multi-national pharmaceutical takeover. Our only permanent defense against the C-6 missile attack is the Charter of Health Freedom. Please visit and sign the petitions.

Write to your Members of Parliament. No stamp is necessary.
The following link provides your local MP offices:

Write to these additional Members of Parliament:

The Prime Minister, The Right Honorable Stephen Harper, 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2 or Fax 613-941 6900

The Minister of Health; the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A6, Telephone: 613-992-2848, Fax: 613-996-9764, E-Mail:

Leader of the Opposition; Mr. Michael Ignatieff, Liberal Party of Canada, 81 Metcalfe Street, Suite 400, Ottawa, K1P 6M8,
Phone: (613) 237-0740, Fax: (613) 235-7208, email:

Mr. Jack Layton Leader of the NDP Party of Canada
300 - 279 Laurier West, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5J9, Phone: 613-236-3613, Toll Free: 1-866-525-2555,
Fax: 613-230-9950, email:

Thank you Candice Hill, Croft Woodruff and Friends of Freedom International