This is the same Karen Selick who will be in court Wednesday April 13th defending Michael Schmidt and raw milk against an appeal by the Crown of Michael’s January 2010 acquittal on 19 raw milk related charges:
Canadian Constitution Foundation litigation director Karen Selick will be a guest on the Goldhawk Fights Back call-in show on Zoomer radio this morning at 11:30 am. Click image to go there.
Click here to go to zoomerradio.ca where you can click to listen to the program over the internet. That’s 11:30 am Eastern Time.
I am one of the cowshare people from Vancouver. If you remember, I was the one who asked if we can use Codex Alimentarius to our advantage. I did quite a bit of digging around since then, and to tell you the truth, I found much of the worry and concern about Codex to be over-blown, to the point of fear-mongering. Specifically, here are a few issues I found:
1. If you remember, much was made about “Codex coming into effect January 1, 2010” and there was MUCH concern about it. Many people heard that date and panicked. But of course, that date came and went with nothing to show for all the hype. However, with my research, there was NOTHING to back up this claim of January 1st, 2010, except the desire of the original Codex creators to have the Codex in place by the end of 2009. That desire was expressed somewhere around 50-60 years ago. It turns out, the Codex has already been in place since January 1, 1995, when Canada officially joined the WTO, and ratified the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Agreement (SPS). The SPS gave “teeth” to the Codex by including it as one option (although, the easiest option) for a State to implement acceptable international safety practices for internationally traded goods. Continue reading
Here’s someone who speaks to the wider legal problems this legislation introduces to Canadian society:
We found this on the RTR.org blog.
As they say on the “Blowing Our Tax Dollars” blog:
“Get ready to be protected from ourselves! Continue reading
Here’s the latest news on the Bill C-36 front, from an email we received today:
Canada's Senate chamber
THIS IS IT. WE NEED YOU TO STAY INVOLVED.
WE KNOW WE’RE ASKING A LOT BUT THE STAKES ARE HIGH.
With Bill C-36 going into another day of third reading December 13, we are making a difference.
If you haven’t worked with us, please make the time to work with us today. NHPPA leads by creating awareness and launching initiatives; but the difference is made by you. Continue reading
From “The Weal”, the weekly student newspaper of the SAIT Student’s Association (SAIT is Southern Alberta Institute of Technology):
People who want to drink unpasteurized milk are crying over government policy that makes it illegal. Illustration by James MacKenzie
“Albertans looking to drink a glass of raw, unpasteurized milk hold empty glasses in the eyes of the law.
The pasteurization process was added to the Canadian Food and Drug Act in 1991, and detailed the prohibition of selling or buying raw milk. However, the Canadian Food and Drug Act does not say that drinking raw milk is illegal.
Dietician Ariane Fortier, of Dairy Farmers of Canada, says pasteurization has minimal impact to the nutritional value of milk, and is in the interest of protecting public health. Continue reading
From a National Health Products Protection Association media release:
Canadian citizens who see Bill C-36 as anything but ‘safe’ overwhelmed Senators with communications last week.
They pressed government to allow time for a full debate in the Senate committee. Hundreds of individuals requested the attendance of constitutional and legal expert Shawn Buckley, who has studied the Bill and can testify to the dangers of it. Continue reading
From a recent email:
WE HAVE BEEN REFUSED TIME FOR DUE PROCESS
Despite hundreds of confirmed calls, emails and faxes from Canadians asking selected representative Shawn Buckley to appear on our behalf, Conservative Senate committee members voted down the request.
Liberal Senate committee members have been tabling our request consistently, asking for an honest debate. All 12 Senators on the Social Affairs committee have acknowledged receiving hundreds of emails. Continue reading