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Canadian gov't set to Criminalize Supplements

(I am copiyng this from my Conscious Evolution meetup group board):

Big Pharma Pushing to Criminalize Supplements


NaturalNews) A new law being pushed in Canada by Big Pharma seeks to outlaw up to 60 percent of natural health products currently sold in Canada, even while criminalizing parents who give herbs or supplements to their children. The law, known as C-51, was introduced by the Canadian Minister of Health on April 8th, 2008, and it proposes sweeping changes to Canada’s Food and Drugs Act that could have devastating consequences on the health products industry.

Among the changes proposed by the bill are radical alterations to key terminology, including replacing the word “drug” with “therapeutic product” throughout the Act, thereby giving the Canadian government broad-reaching powers to regulate the sale of all herbs, vitamins, supplements and other items. With this single language change, anything that is “therapeutic” automatically falls under the Food and Drug Act. This would include bottled water, blueberries, dandelion greens and essentially all plant-derived substances.

The Act also changes the definition of the word “sell” to include anyone who gives such therapeutic products to someone else. So a mother giving an herb to her child, under the proposed new language, could be arrested for engaging in the sale of unregulated, unapproved “therapeutic substances.” Learn about more of these freedom-squashing changes to the law at the Stop51.com website: http://www.stopc51.com/

New enforcement powers allow Canadian government to seize your home or business At the same time that C-51 is outlawing herbs, supplements and vitamins, it would grant alarming new “enforcement” powers to the thugs enforcement agents who claim to be “protecting” the public from dangerous unapproved “therapeutic agents” like, say, dandelion greens. As explained on the www.Educate-Yourself.org website (http://www.naturalnews.com/023121.html), the C-51 law would allow the Canadian government’s thugs enforcement agents to:

- Raid your home or business without a warrant

- Seize your bank accounts

- Levy fines up to $5 million and a jail terms up to 2 years for merely selling an herb

- Confiscate your property, then charge you storage fees for the expense involved in storing all the products they stole from you

C-51 would even criminalize the simple drying of herbs in your kitchen to be used in an herbal product, by the way. That would now be categorized as a “controlled activity,” and anyone caught engaging in such “controlled activities” would be arrested, fined and potentially jailed. Other “controlled activities” include labeling bottles, harvesting plants on a farm, collecting herbs from your back yard, or even testing herbal products on yourself! (Yes, virtually every activity involving herbs or supplements would be criminalized…)

There’s more, too. C-51 is the Canadian government’s “final solution” for the health products industry. It’s a desperate effort to destroy this industry that’s threatening the profits and viability of conventional medicine. Natural medicine works so well—and is becoming so widely used—that both the Canadian and American governments have decided to “nuke” the industries by passing new laws that effectively criminalize anyone selling such products. They simply cannot tolerate allowing consumers to have continued access to natural products. To do so will ultimately spell the destruction of Big Pharma and the outdated, corrupt and criminally-operated pharmaceutical industry that these criminally-operated governments are trying to protect.

from: http://adultindigo.meetup.com/115/messages/boar…


  • SamiliciousSamilicious Raw Newbie

    This is horrible! And I thought this country was improving!

  • I truly believe more people are waking up, but at the same time the powerful few who want us dumbed down and sick (so under their control and enslaved to their drugs and their “laws”—in fear of them,too) are increasing their pressure to further their agenda, pushing harder with their attempts to strip us of our health, our rights, and our freedoms. As we wake up to their true agenda, they see and push harder to corner us into losing our rights to stop them. That’s why it’s SO important we spread the word and stand together to stop it. Contact our congress people, local politicians, spread the word and get involved any way you feel able!

  • newbienewbie Raw Newbie


    i’m speechless

  • germin8germin8 Raw Master

    Hmmmm… it’s coming sooner than I thought… or at least from what I’ve read in other articles/webpages.

  • newbienewbie Raw Newbie

    if you go to www.stopc51.com and actually read the bill, it is very scary! also, they mentioned that it usually takes months for bills to pass, but this one is being fast-tracked and will be processed in the next few weeks

  • NagevNagev Raw Newbie

    Don’t let the government control what enters your body. This is just another step towards government issued meals in pill form.

  • TomsMomTomsMom Raw Newbie

    Your government must be taking lessons in facist evil from mine.

  • Luna bluLuna blu Raw Newbie

    I just skimmed as i have nooooo time today, but can you still grow culinary herbs, like basil, cilantro, and oregano? I don’t want to be thrown in prison for making pesto! I am trying to remain as non pissed off as I can here. I don’t want to keep in a good mood!

    I will read it more thoroughly later!

    This sounds like Chinese medicine is going to be up the creek big time!!

  • Mon46Mon46 Raw Newbie

    Alix1962, unfortunately we’re still ahead in that area. What a dubious honor.

  • germin8germin8 Raw Master

    Yeah, I agree with Luna Blu. Basically… you need to be ‘licensed’ to prescribe/sell these things. So, those people are probably doctors and naturopathic doctors (w/ M.D.s/PhD) from schools like Bastyr and the like. (Well, wherever they can call themselves doctors in the ‘true’ sense.)

    Bottled water? I don’t believe that one…but, I haven’t read the document through… not yet. Blueberries? They just mean as supplements… I would hope.

  • As always, do not just take my or anyone else’s word on things. Check out the actual bill here:


    Please read it in it’s entirety. It is long and it starts out sounding very pretty with their falsely misleading, supposedly pro-health protective sounding words. But recognize what exaclty they mean underneath the flowery words. “Therapuetic Products” includes all plant or animal “cells or tissues” that are to be used or “distributed or represented for use in

    (i) the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of a disease, disorder or abnormal physical state, or its symptoms, in human beings or animals, or

    (ii) restoring, correcting or modifying the body structure of human beings or animals or the functioning of parts of the bodies of human beings or animals”



    Codex Alemtarius is behind this. they are not a figment of our imagination, nor a simple ” Conspiracist’s Theory.” Supplements have already been banned in Europe!

    For those who may still be new to this info here, here is a previous link (long but relevant info) about Codex Alimentarius:


  • newbienewbie Raw Newbie

    aspire, can you ask your friend who knows Dr Rima about the current status of Codex implementation? are there any bills in the U.S. that are currently under consideration? what bills have already passed? was Dr Rima able to add an amendment to the Codex standards to allow certain substances/nutrients? etc

  • WinonaWinona Raw Newbie

    This is extremely disturbing. Anyone want to join me on and form an independent government on a raw vegan island?

  • Thanks for posting this, I live in Canada and had no idea (of course) that this was occuring.We need to take our health back into our own hands… somehow.

  • Winona- love to! :) It’ll have to be AFTER I/we finish fighting these horrible corrupt elites though! No time like the present right? ;)

    Aecsaky- Great attitude! :) We are not helpless individuals! We never have been! They simply want us to feel that way. Only if and as long as we believe them though, is it true. We each have tremendous power and it all starts with our thoughts and attitudes! :)

    Please check out this link for info on what you can do:

    : http://www.stopc51.com/c51/what_you_can_do.asp

    “Here is What You Can Do Educate Yourself

    Go to http://www.stopc51.com/ Read a legal discussion on Bill C-51 Read bill C-51 on www.parl.gc.ca Tell Others About It

    Talk to your local press Contact your local MP Click Here Ask the leaders in your community to get involved Send our fact sheet to everyone you know Click here Contact your MLA Tell your Friends Get Involved

    Attend our rally: Where: Calgary Federal Court When: May 9th, 2008 Call 1-888-878-3467 for more details. Print off our fact sheet and hand it out in your neighborhood Take Action Fast

    The First Reading of Bill C-51 was on Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 The Second Reading is Scheduled for Monday, April 28th, 2008 It appears that our Government is trying to fast track this bill before anyone has a chance to challenge it. Bills normally take months to pass not weeks.”

    You can also watch this 8 minute video and towards the end it gives suggestions as to what people outside the U.S. can do to stop Codex from affecting their country’s laws. Click on “the Codex Two Step” video at the bottom : http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/

    Newbie- let me check on some things. I will get back. Meanwhile here is this. There may be more if you search the site- I’m not sure. http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.php?page_…

  • WinonaWinona Raw Newbie

    aspire – thanks for posting what we can do.

  • Winona- you’re welcome and thanks for doing what you can! Hopefully enough people will speak up and they will change it enough to not be harmful and limiting of real herbal, vitamin, and mineral supplements and that’s all that it will take to chnage it!

    I do not live in Canada, although they are attempting to pass other similar-type food laws in the U.S. If one country succeeds in adopting Codex standards, they will use it as leverage to force others to follow suit, too. :( And I live by the motto, “The only thing it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.”

  • I just spoke to Dr. James Lunney’s office (he’s an advocate for continued free access to natural remedies, a great resource!). He suggested contacting your Member of Parliment via the telephone or email with a simple message that you’re opposed the Bill C-51 and that it’ll affect your voting. Apparently as few as 10 messages a day will get the interest of our government, I’ve already contacted my MP, I urge all Canadians on this site to spread the word and start contacting your MPs!

  • I’ve got my 10 people! Let’s keep it going!

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