This is a letter from Jeremy Arney, BC, to The Honorable Rona Ambrose.
Jeremy points out many important facts that all Canadians must pay attention to.
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Firstly let me say that I really appreciate your taking the time to respond to my letter concerning Bill C-6 from the last session and whatever number it will have upon its return in either House.
Secondly my letter was not regarding natural health food products and that seems to be a big misunderstanding by all government MPs that people such as I are focusing on NHPs.
In fact I am not. They are purely a peripheral (if important) potential byproduct of this bill.
Let me also add that in no way am I discouraging the concept of safe products for Canadian consumers, far from it, but I do also think that the consumers must take the responsibility of being safe themselves. I argued in my letter that almost anything taken for granted today could be turned into a lethal weapon, from cars to skate boards, toasters, hot coffee and yes even the wheeled baby buggy that my children used to strengthen their legs, not to teach them to walk. The basic protection of closed doors and stairways blocked, resulted in no accidents at all and yet according to schedule 2 of Bill C-6 they are to be banned as dangerous. On the other hand guns and explosives are considered “safe”.
Actually my major concerns with this Bill have nothing to do with safety but rather the law in Canada as we know it and the right of parliament to make regulations for Canada and the Canadian people.
For some reason MPs are blind to the definition of “government” in this bill.
Section 2 definitions: “government” (b), (e) and (f) and to the sections 36: (2) (b) and (c),& (4); 36.2 (1) (a) and (b) that allow other “governments”, and bodies of other “governments” to make regulations on our behalf through the Minister without submitting those regulations to either house of parliament. These “governments” and bodies are not in anyway accountable to the Canadian people, yet clearly in this Bill they (these foreign governments or corporate powers) are to be given the power to dictate to us (without our parliament approving) how we behave. This is where, by using the example of Codex Alimentarious as one of those potential regulations from across the pond, the topic of NHPs comes into play. Along with that is the WHO declaring mandatory vaccinations of untried, improperly tested and unproven drugs by declaring an “unqualified” pandemic simply because they can.
You mentioned specifically the Food and Drugs Act, which also falls under the purview of the Minister of Health, and my fear is that this Act will be allowed the same carte blanche power of the Minister by the simple process of conservative government osmosis. It is also clear that such measures could be morphed into any or all acts once allowed the precedent which this Bill (C-6) is attempting to establish.
It is also clear to me that such things as “guilty until proven innocent”, the lack of freedom from trespass by untrained health inspectors and “peace officers”, terrorizing families, confiscation of records and computers and “suspect” products, and perhaps even putting someone out of business simply on the suspicion that they might be doing something that could be harmful is not in my view in the best interests of the Canadian people, nor in line with Canadian law.
If this government was really serous about the Canadian peoples’ health they would put Monsanto and Merck, for example, and such companies as the golden arches “fast food” places out of business in Canada rather than giving them the rights to destroy Canadians, their farms and their health. Furthermore that whole suspicion thing and attacking private citizens has nothing to do with safety in consumer products, rather I believe these are attacks on the rights and freedoms we are supposed to have.
If you checked that link I gave you, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBCHlTxUqNM you will see what is happening already to people (in your province yet! ) who have not and are not breaking any law but are “thought “ to be and that is now grounds enough. It makes me think of Arizona’s new law “papers please because you have brown skin”. We are heading down that same path are we not, under the misleading title of Safety of Consumer Products Act.
Finally I have received a response from the Justice Minister about my concerns on the basis of Charter Rights and Bill of Rights and his answer is totally unacceptable, even oblique, and I will be sure to send you a copy of my reply to him in due course.
“For the first time in Canadian history”, lawyer Shawn Buckley explains, “Bill C-6 not only abolishes the law of trespass, but also allows warrants to be issued to search private homes without evidence of criminal wrongdoing*… in violation of Section 8 of the Charter.” Part 2 2. Under Bill C-6 (various sections) , “guilt (of [...]