February 17, 2004 (37th Parliament, 3rd Session)


James Lunney

Canadian Alliance

Mr. James Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have another petition with nearly 900 signatures. It is on the subject of private member's Bill C-420.
The petitioners are calling on the government to respect the freedom of choice of Canadians in health care products. They suggest that herbs, dietary supplements and other traditional natural health products should be classified as food and not arbitrarily restricted as drugs. They also remind Parliament that the weight of modern scientific evidence confirms the mitigation and prevention of many diseases and disorders through the judicious use of natural health products.
We hope that all members will support that bill.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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