Members of Parliament using new powers from Bill C-36 on organic farmer ca. 2012
Forward widely.... this is the K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple, stupid) version of what C-36 is all about....
NOW... add to what Jeremy says, extend into the future just a wee bit.....
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the EU is in its draft stage, and has been referred to as "NAFTA on steroids" because its controls extend from the federal to the municipal levels and everything in between. The EU has Food Safety Directives (there's that word "safety" again... indicating that they're gonna give us those rules "for the good of the population") which have been active since 2005 and are just as bad as Codex Alimentarius. In addition, this coming April, the new Traditional Herbal Medicines Product Directives will come into play in conjunction with the EUFSD... effectively banning all herbal medicines, including those of Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicines.
Via Bill C-36's backdoor clause, and the CETA trade agreement, Canada's natural health industry is UNDER GREATER THREAT from the EUFSD than it is from the unfinished and unratified Codex Alimentarius guidelines.... this threat, with the passage of Bill C-36, becomes IMMINENT.
In addition, despite the fact that manufacturers of natural health products have had to pay exorbitant fees to get their products to market (approvals, site licences, etc.), if the EUFSD come into effect in Canada, prior approvals under Canadian law will be IRRELEVANT... and many of the products which have Health Canada approval will find themselves in flagrant violation of the EUFSD.... notwithstanding what monies have already been collected by Health Canada.
FORWARD WIDELY.... CANADIANS MUST KNOW HOW BADLY OUR GOVERNMENT IS UNDERMINING OUR RIGHTS AND OUR SOVEREIGNTY!
If you don't like what you see or hear do something about it instead of complaining.