moved for leave to introduce Bill C-307, an act to to amend the Food and Drugs Act.
Mr. Speaker, we have titled this bill the Reform health freedom amendment.
This bill is designed to change the regulatory framework for natural health products in Canada. Today these products can be regulated in a very heavy handed fashion.
We believe the government should only be regulating if there is proven harm, proven side effects or proven contamination. In other words, if the product is safe why would the government be involved in the regulation at all.
This bill has received a fair amount of public support. The health committee is currently studying this issue. It is quite timely that it should be placed on the docket at this time.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)