Very good video presentation by lawyer Shawn Buckley a constitutional lawyer and president of NHPPA, on Bill C6 (which was Bill C52). He states,

” this is one of the most dangerous pieces of legislation I’ve ever seen”

“I could not have imagined, when I was younger that I would ever see a piece of legislation like this introduced. You couldn’t have convinced me years ago that this would happen.”

A challenge by a truly honourable Senator is also made below.

Shawn admits that Canadian government will write laws that infringe on your rights, that means you need

to know your basic rights that the government is now infringing on. Those laws can be challenged to put the government back in line with legal principles.

Here’s a list of what powers the State will claim (unitl challenged):

a. trespass and search search private property without a warrant;
b. seize private property without Court supervision;
c. destroy private property without Court supervision;
d. take control of businesses without Court supervision;
e. in some circumstances to keep seized private property without a Court order;
f. impose penalties without a Court order.”

Here’s a brief interview with Shawn, very to the point:

December 16, 2009 — Hon, George Furey on his concerns and amendments to Bill C-6, the government consumer safety legislation. George Furey is a Canadian Senator representing Newfoundland and Labrador.

Here’s the two part presentation by Shawn Buckley a constitutional lawyer and president of NHPPA, on Bill C6, more background and in depth discussion of the principles of law and potential effects of this Bill.

Here’s part two, make sure to watch both!

http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Sites/LOP/LEGISINFO/index.asp?Language=E&query=5655&Session=22&List=stat
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Sites/LOP/LEGISINFO/index.asp?Language=E&query=5655&List=toc&Session=22

What happened, you say?…here’s an update:

“Two bills that would substantially change Canadian federal consumer protection legislation died when Prime Minister Harper “prorogued” Parliament until after the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Among the bills affected are Bill C-6, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA), and Bill C-27, the Electronic Commerce Protection Act (ECPA, commonly referred to as the “Anti-Spam” Act), both of which have the potential to significantly alter the regulatory landscape in Canada. What is striking about this is how close the bills were to being enacted.

For the CCPSA, this would be the third time this legislation has been introduced in Parliament. It was first introduced by the Harper government in April 2008 (as Bill C-52), but died in the fall of 2008 when an election was called. It was then reintroduced in January 2009 (as Bill C-6) and was passed by both the House of Commons and the Senate before Parliament was prorogued in December 2009. Because the Senate made amendments to the bill, however, the amended bill was sent back to the House for consideration.

The ECPA had passed the House of Commons and second reading in the Senate and had been sent to committee.

Prorogation (as distinct from an adjournment) means that bills that were not enacted prior to prorogation will need to be reintroduced in the House of Commons when the next session of Parliament begins after the Olympics in March 2010. They may also be reinstated if the House agrees to this via a parliamentary procedure that allows bills to be reinstated at the same stage as they were in when Parliament prorogued.

It is probably safe to assume that both the CCPSA and the ECPA will be reintroduced or reinstated when Parliament reconvenes in March, but the overall impact of the prorogation in terms of further delays and amendments to the legislation remains unknown.”

http://blakes.com/english/view.asp?ID=3618

What do you think? Here’s another Lawyer’s opinion:

“Armies of newly hired inspectors would be deployed throughout the country with instructions — and the legal authority — to poke their noses into every business place containing consumer products, to seize products and vehicles, and to order the business to stop manufacturing or selling its products.

Even homes could be searched, with a warrant — but a warrant could be issued for the flimsiest of reasons: namely, that the home has a consumer product stored in it. Under that criterion, not a single home in the country would be secure from these legalized invasions.

Health Canada acts as if it is the only thing standing between citizens and imminent death. The truth is that the greatest forces keeping individuals safe from dangerous products are our common-law right to sue for tort, and businesses’ self-interest in maintaining their reputations for quality.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper once headed an organization, the National Citizens Coalition, whose motto was: “For more freedom through less government.”

If he reintroduces Bill C-6 in the next session of Parliament, any lingering doubts about his abandonment of that philosophy will be laid to rest.”

http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/Prorogation+gives+reprieve+bill+that+governs+product+safety/2579650/story.html?id=2579650

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