UPDATE/FLASHBACK: Bill C-51, Codex And The SPP‏

Posted on Friday, October 16 at 20:37 by NAUWATCH

UPDATE:

Many will recall the intense opposition voiced against Bill C-51 which proposed sweeping changes to the Food and Drugs Act. There was also much contention surrounding Bill C-52, the Consumer Products Safety Act. Both Bills would have expanded the powers of Health Canada in areas of seizure and detention. After the last federal election in October 2008, the Harper government essentially reintroduced Bill C-52 as Bill C-6. It has now been passed in the House of Commons and is being debated in the Senate. The Conservatives contend that Bill C-6 has nothing to do with natural health products. There are still concerns that it contains elements of Bill C-51 and could threaten health choices. Part of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) agenda, includes harmonizing regulations. Codex Alimentarius is about implementing a global food code and has the potential to further endanger health freedoms. It has been reported that Codex worldwide implementation is slated for December 31, 2009. Many initiatives such as Bill C-6 are moving forward under the guise of public safety and would further expand governmental powers which could be used to violate civil liberties.
 

http://beyourownleader.blogspot.com/2009/10/flashback-update-bill-c-51-codex-and.html

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