"Canadian product safety laws are now over 40 years old and we need to do more to update and improve the law to help protect our families from harmful products".
Translation: Canadian laws are too restrictive (ie have too much protection built in them) we need to modernize/update (ie loosen them so we can pick and choose who we want to go after to squelch competition against our pharma friends by removing the current – 40 year safe guards that protect against such abuse.)

…"A key element appears to be the redesign of the federal approach to health and safety regulation in order to create an “advantage” for industry by means of weaker safety standards."

Extracted from: More on Risk First, Safety Last!

As usual the modernizing/updating of our laws is totally opposite to what is portrayed by the government… And they don’t stop here see also: How to Stop Being Manipulated!

The Shenanigan’s never stop… If at first you don’t succeed try again till you do succeed. Wear out the opposition even it is the majority to do the dirty bidding of the industry…. Need I say more?

Chris Gupta
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Trueman On 08/06/2010 7:48 PM, Stella Melnychuk wrote:

In today’s Edmonton Journal on Page A5, is an article "Revised product safety bill would speed up recalls — Tory legislation covers baby walkers, playpens and jewelry".
No where in the article does it mention Bill C-6, but "The new bill, expected to be tabled Wednesday, will also require that companies begin to report safety-related incidents to the government. Canadian product safety laws are now over 40 years old and we need to do more to update and improve the law to help protect our families from harmful products".

Is this a lot of "word-spinning"? How serious is "to be tabled Wednesday", I wonder. I am a bit confused here.
Stella
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Attention All GIA Freedom Network Rights Advocates,

Here we go again – we have a partial victory – our pressure since Xmas has resulted in King Harper and his global masters such as the Bilderberger Gang not daring to attempt to bring back Bill C-6.

I have been in Ottawa several times a month on an average since Parliament reconvened earlier this year.

BUT, tomorrow at around 3:00 PM King Harper will introduce the newest version of Bills C-51, C-52 and C-6. PLEASE go to www.canadiancoalitionforhealthfreedom.ca and/or www.friendsoffreedominternational.org and send your E-Mandate Protest letter now and donate to our organizations to ensure that we can continue challenging "THEM" successfully.

For any of you that doubt that we are the best two grassroots Peoples’ organizations in Canada to join and support to reign in the out of control federal bureaucracies such as Health Canada please read the Toronto Star and National Post articles below.

Product safety bill faces herbal `tea party’

Last Senate stand bizarre spectacle

Also, for any of you that do not know who the Bilderberger Gang is – please see the following articles – Stephen Harper was recruited to be the next Prime Minister/De Facto King of Canada in the July 2003 France meeting of the Bilderberger Gang. Also see below Order Paper for the Canadian Parliament tomorrow listing the new introduction of Health Canada’s Consumer Safety Act.

HELP US STOP "THEM" – PLEASE go to http://www.canadiancoalitionforhealthfreedom.ca and/or http://www.friendsoffreedominternational.org and send your E-Mandate Protest letter now and donate to our organizations to ensure that we can continue challenging "THEM" successfully.

Trueman Tuck, Managing Director Canadian Coalition for Health Freedom and Friends of Freedom International

Daniel Estulin Bilderberg Speech at EU Parliament Press Conference

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Revised product safety bill would speed up recalls

Tory legislation covers baby walkers, playpens and jewelry

BY AMY MINSKY, CANWEST NEWS SERVICE JUNE 8, 2010

The Harper government will soon reintroduce a product safety bill giving it the power to issue recalls only months after a similar bill died in Parliament over political infighting between the Conservatives and Liberals.

Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq made the announcement on Monday after touring part of Health Canada’s product safety laboratory in Ottawa, where she looked through recently recalled baby walkers, playpens and jewelry containing high levels of lead.

The new bill, expected to be tabled Wednesday, will also require that companies begin to report safety-related incidents to the government.

"Canadian product safety laws are now over 40 years old and we need to do more to update and improve the law to help protect our families from harmful products," the minister said.

Aglukkaq added while most companies take the responsibility of distributing safe products very seriously, "unfortunately, a small portion of fly-by-night manufacturers do not. That’s part of the problem."

Under current product safety law, recalls of potentially hazardous products are carried out on a voluntary basis, at the discretion of manufacturers.

The minister did not reveal all the particulars of the updated bill, which marks the Conservative government’s third attempt to update consumer product safety law. Drafted in 1969, the law is universally considered outdated.

"Modern realities make it essential to have modernized product safety laws," Aglukkaq said, referring to an increasing number of foreign products and technologies entering the country.

The last attempt to update the law broke down in December 2009 after Liberal senators — who then represented a majority in the upper chamber — amended the bill after it had passed unanimously in the House of Commons the previous June.

Had the Senate not approved the amendments, the bill would have become law before the new year. Instead, the amended bill was returned to the House, where it died when Parliament was prorogued at the end of December.

Aglukkaq’s announcement came amid growing political pressure, as the Conservatives were criticized in the Commons Monday for "killing" the legislation when Parliament was suspended.

"We’re still vulnerable to unsafe products," NDP health critic Megan Leslie said, citing a growing list of recalled products including diapers, vitamins and, most recently, 12 million Shrek-themed drinking glasses from McDonald’s over toxic paint concerns.

"When will the government reintroduce legislation to protect our children, and why did it take so long?"

One amendment would make it easier for toy companies and other distributors of consumer goods to avoid fines associated with violating Canada’s safety standards. Others would diminish Health Canada’s power to conduct random safety checks at home-based offices, and hinder the department’s ability to share incident reports with international partners as part of joint-safety investigations.

After the Senate passed these amendments, Aglukkaq immediately expressed "outrage" that any changes were made to the act.

"The Liberal senators’ amendments do nothing to help protect the health and safety of Canadians. Instead, they attempt to introduce loopholes, administrative delays and an uneven playing field for industry," Aglukkaq said at the time.

The Conservative government first tabled product safety legislation in April 2008, but that bill died when a federal election was called in the fall of 2008.

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