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Inside FDA’s Supplement Power Grab

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Just as we suspected, the FDA is coming after supplements once again. Action Alert!

Recently we told you about a statement made by Commissioner Scott Gottlieb (who has since resigned his post) concerning the FDA’s regulatory approach to dietary supplements. The statement was short on details but gave us cause for concern. Now it appears as if those fears were warranted: the FDA is attempting to create a mandatory list of all supplement products in the US. Such a list could be used to target certain supplements and remove them from store shelves, and we must oppose it.

This revelation comes as a result of the FDA’s release of its 2020 budget estimates. In that document, the FDA requests the authority to “strengthen” its implementation and enforcement of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) by requiring each supplement manufacturer to register all the products it makes, including all the ingredients of those products, with the agency. Note that an act of Congress would be necessary to grant the FDA the authority to create such a list.

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TS Radio: Beth Clay…the drugging of children and vaccine injury

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Hour 2: Beth Clay
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Ms. Clay is a health freedom advocate and former Senior Professional Staff Member who lead the health care oversight team on the House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight with then Chairman Dan Burton of Indiana. The investigations and conducted hearings included looking at the role of complementary and alternative medicine in our health care system, dietary supplement regulation, the over medicating of very young children labeled with ADHD, vaccine injury and the epidemic increase of rates of autism spectrum disorders. More

The FDA: Close this abomination down!

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One of the greatest threats we face today is what many refer to as the “Food and Death Administration”. (FDA) Far from being a protector of the public health, the true intent of this agency was revealed in the ongoing senate hearings regarding S 3187.

The American public has become increasingly alarmed over the use of the word “modernization” in connection with anything coming out of the District of Criminals. Modernization generally means we are about to get another federal corporate agency expansion that will subject us to foreign agreements, which will grossly infringe on our rights to be left alone by government, and, which will effectively militarize some federal agency against the public. These “modernizations” generally conflict with constitutional protections and grossly expand or create enforcement arms of various agencies.

S 3187 is primarily concerned with increasing the pay-to-play administrative fees; in other words they are going to charge those who contract with them more while at the same time shortening the time it takes to get all pharmaceuticals approved. Well! My goodness! That is exactly what we need to do. We need to fast track the approval process for more drugs that kill, harm and impair the public.

Sen. Tom Harkin (D) IA, introduced the bill claiming it had broad support and acknowledging that they had a great deal of input from stakeholders: THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MANUFACTURERS, THE PHARMACISTS, THE DRUGSTOREs. He also claimed that consumer groups were involved in the process. More

The Codex Scam. Or, How To Make Billions in the Name of “Food Safety.”

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 W.R. McAfee, Sr.  Copyright © 2011  All rights reserved

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“For example, selling a bottle of vitamin D supplements at a reasonable dose of, say, 4,000 IU per capsule, is now criminalized under codex unless it has been “licensed.”

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Codex Alimentarius is a heinous concept Europe now faces and America and the rest of the world soon will after it was slipped into the recently-passed American “Food Safety” bill that (also) allowed the FDA to become the world’s food policeman.  More

The FDA is Running an Extortion Racket

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Dr. Mercola is the founder of the world’s most visited natural health web site, Mercola.com. You can learn the hazardous side effects of OTC Remedies by getting a FREE copy of his latest special report The Dangers of Over the Counter Remedies by going to his Report Page.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is running a criminal extortion racket designed to shift money from health supplement companies to the pockets of top FDA contractors. At least three different companies have been targeted for extortion by U.S. Food and Drug Administration employees.

The FDA extortion racket works like this: FDA employees use keyword-scanning software to scan the Web pages of natural health product and supplement companies. They look for terms like cancer, cures, treatment, remedies and other “forbidden” words.

FDA employees then review the discovered pages to determine if they contain any words that might inform consumers of the health benefits of the nutritional products — or links that point Web users to scientific articles from peer-reviewed medical journals that explain the health benefits of specific foods, supplements or nutrients. Companies are even targeted for simply posting customer testimonials, even when those testimonials make absolutely no health claims.
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FDA begins its propaganda campaign against dietary supplements: Be afraid! Very afraid….of the FDA

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 Marti Oakley (c) copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

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Is there any requirement on pharmaceutical labels to state that they are safe and effective?

Do pharmaceuticals in fact, state that they are safe and effective?  No! They do not!   

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Consumer Reports has just come out with the first volley against dietary supplements in order to help the FDA justify the illegal and unlawful assumption of power the agency recently claimed it “believed” it had.  As the FDA attempts to exert unlawful authority over alternative’s to toxic pharmaceuticals, it appears Consumer Reports will do what it can to propagandize this campaign for CODEX and the coming attempts to regulate alternative natural supplements and herbs in order to profit corporate pharmaceutical companies.  

With this report surfacing behind the recent claims of FDA, saying they believed they had the authority to override DSHEA , ending our protected rights to dietary supplements, if that’s what we chose, and implementing CODEX standards which have been thoroughly rejected by the public, FDA will be surfacing more in the news with exaggerated claims of danger from contamination and unverifiable claims of harm from dietary supplements. 

It is unfortunate that FDA is not as tenacious or concerned with the lethal drugs it sets loose on the population on behalf of corporate partners who pay to play. More

Senate Hearing Headlines: The Media Gets It Wrong Again. Here Is Some Of What You Need To Know About Supplement Safety.

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June 1, 2010

In last week’s newsletter, we reported that the staff of the Senate Committee on Aging, led by Senator Kohl (D-WI), was preparing a surprise ambush of dietary supplements in a Senate hearing held last Wednesday. We were right. But we didn’t anticipate how seriously distorted the major media news stories would be.

The centerpiece of the hearing was a report by the GAO (Government Accounting Office) of the testing they had done on 40 herbal supplement bottles at the Committee’s request. An incomplete account of the GAO report was leaked to major media, probably by committee staff, the night before the hearing and produced dramatic headlines. The trouble is that all these headlines were seriously misleading. Here are a few examples:

New York Times: “Study Finds Supplements Contain Contaminants”
CBS News: “Many Supplements Contain Lead, Arsenic”
AOL News: “Herbal Supplements May Pose Health Risk” More

S.3217 Restoring American Financial Stability Act: also known as the “Buggering America One More Time Act”

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“I guess, Henry Waxman was the only person to discover this close tie between financial reform and dietary supplements.  Who would have imagined such a thing?  Guess that’s why he’s a Representative; he can divine the deep connections between corrupt financial institutions and your right to use and purchase dietary supplements to help offset the toxic effects of gmo food, chemicals, additives, pesticides and herbicides that have contaminated what was once nutritional food sources.”

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Contrary to the news flying around that Codex Alimentarius with regards to vitamins and supplements is dead: it is not.  In the usual fashion of all things slimy and slippery in the District of Criminals, the bill originally promoted by Sen. John McCain (R):S.3002 The Dietary Supplement Safety Act (DSSA) of 2010 A bill, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to more effectively regulate dietary supplements that may pose safety risks unknown to consumers”, quickly became another mill stone around the Senators’ neck as the public backlash on this one was massive. 

Apparently the Senator was unaware that unlike toxic pharmaceuticals routinely approved by the FDA as safe and effective (if you consider possible death, stroke, heart attack, blood clots, etc., ) as an acceptable side affect, dietary supplements and nutritional aids have no such history.   In fact, those manufacturers of nutritional supplements would not consider death as a result of the use of their products as simply “collateral damage” to be expected in pursuit of mega profits.

The Senator quickly withdrew the bill, but that wasn’t the end of it.

Off it went to the committee that is supposed to be writing or re-writing or whatever it is they do while their stakeholders (campaign donors, big corps, lobbyists) write or re-arrange the language in the bills to make sure Corporation (X) makes kabillions in profits and at the same making sure they are totally unaccountable or liable for whatever toxic poisons they dump on the American public.  That committee is the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee whose members can be viewed here on the right side of the page. More

The Food Safety bill was already bad, but it may now get worse. Your vitamins are still in danger

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Downsizer Dispatch  downsizer-dispatch@downsizedc.org

Do you remember John McCain’s bill that would have controlled your use of vitamins?

That bill appears to be dead, but it’s provisions may rise from the grave.

It seems that McCain only agreed to abandon his legislation if key provisions were included in the so-called Food Safety bill.

The Food Safety bill was already bad, but it may now get worse.

Please send Congress a letter opposing both the so-called Food Safety bill, and John McCain’s provisions to control your use of vitamins.

You may borrow from or copy this letter . . . More

Congress’s next attack in the war on the US will be its food supply: Again we get the official congressional finger

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by: Marti Oakley (c) Copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

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Several bills are being readied for votes and not one is good news for middle- America.  A systematic takeover of everything from healthcare to food, to pharmaceuticals and on to dietary supplements is underway and if you think for one moment this is all coming from the left, you are delusional. Each and every one of these bills is sponsored and co-sponsored by both Democrats and Republicans. If you think any one of these bills is intended to benefit the public I don’t believe you should be allowed to roam the streets.

Front and center and scheduled for a vote this week is the odious S. 510.  Now titled “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act”  (the sudden appearance of FDA in the title should scare the hell out of you), this Act is promoted as securing and making safe the food production and supply here in the US.  The reality is that it is the codification of Codex Alimentarius into US law.  S. 510 will incorporate not only specific Codex mandates which lower corporate operating standards to increase profits domestically and internationally, it also makes a huge gift of American family farming and ranching to those same corporations that will benefit from this abomination by making it financially impossible for family’s and independents to compete or survive if they don’t succumb first to an avalanche of contrived paperwork and record-keeping.  More

S510 will include the assault on dietary supplements

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by: Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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The McCain/Dorgan Dietary Supplement Safety Act, another of those misnamed pieces of legislation; this one intended to begin the down hill slide into Codex Alimentarius.  Of course it was promoted as a consumer protection bill when in fact it is a direct attempt to gut the DSHEA (Dietary Supplement Health Education Act) passed in1994.  DSHEA passed unanimously and protected the right of American consumer’s access to high quality, high potency supplements.  This act also kept the dietary supplements industry out of big pharma’s hands as they are not medicinal, but rather, nutritional.  Supplements are a food form, not a pharmaceutical medicine.

The thrust of the McCain/Dorgan bill was to move supplements into the pharmacy category and out of the food category.  As supplements contain no pharmaceuticals and occur naturally in nature big pharma can’t run the usual “theft and patent” scam claiming they created it or created some new version of it.  Because supplements are nutritional rather than medicinal this change in how supplements are treated would have ended the right to choose if and what supplements we could buy and the level of potency. More

John McCain’s Attack On Liberty

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By Chuck Baldwin

March 16, 2010

“The Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 enjoys support from the most liberal members of Congress. It is an invitation for the FDA to assume broad new powers and replicate here the system now operating in Europe over dietary supplements where dietary ingredients are presumed adulterated and unlawful to sell unless pre-approved by the government”

This column is archived here:

Anyone paying attention knows that John McCain has been a Big-Government Globalist Neocon (BGGN) for virtually his entire senatorial career. As with many BGGNs hiding out in the Republican Party, McCain likes to talk about smaller government, but his track record is littered with the promotion of one big government program after another. But, what else would one expect from a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)?Lately, however, McCain has outdone himself. He has introduced two bills in the US Senate that are about as Machiavellian as they could be. I am referring to S.3081, a bill that would authorize the federal government to detain American citizens indefinitely without trial, and S.3002, a bill that would authorize the federal government to regulate vitamins, minerals, and virtually all health and natural food products.

According to Examiner.com, “Last week, John McCain introduced a bill into the U.S. Senate which, if passed, would actually allow U.S. citizens to be arrested and detained indefinitely, all without Miranda rights or ever being charged with a crime.” More

McCain introduces S. 3002 to end your right to dietary supplements

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This bill will . . .

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Codex Alimentarius & Your Food Supply

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This afternoon, while listening to the Alex Jones radio show, I heard an interview with Major General Albert Stubblebine, former head of U.S. Military Intelligence and his associate Dr. Rima Laibow, MD, who are the founders of Health Freedom USA.

During this very informative interview, I had a thought – one I’d actually had before, but Dr. Laibow reminded me of it again – to search for information on chemicals that can cause swelling of the tissues of the upper airway. You see, I was diagnosed, in December 2004, with severe obstructive sleep apnea, a condition caused by the tissues of my upper airway blocking my airway – and thus, ceasing my breathing – during sleep. Incidentally, I noticed that this effect was reduced by my adopting of the paleolithic diet about seven or eight months ago. My theory, which I’ve corroborated with a doctor’s opinion, is that the fat loss I went through when I was in the early phases of the diet had probably shrunk the fatty laryngeal tissues of my upper airway, thus giving me at least some degree of relief from my sleep apnea.

Anyway, as I searched for chemicals that cause swelling or inflammation of these upper airway tissues, I came across some evidence that at least one chemical – sodium hydroxide – does, indeed cause such an effect. Furthermore, I found that sodium hydroxide has been approved by the FDA as a food additive and, further, that it is also approved for that purpose by Codex Alimentarius. Oh, and it’s also in your drinking water, supposedly to prevent the corrosion of iron and copper pipes, which is a strange thing, since the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for sodium hydroxide says it’s a harmful corrosive agent, itself.

What is Codex Alimentarius, you ask? Well, basically, it is part of the shadowy underworld of Eugenicists and depopulationists who want to kill you and me and 90% of humanity. But, it’s all for the “good cause” of saving the planet, of course.

Part of the Codex’s agenda includes outlawing all dietary supplements, a goal I have mixed feelings about, as I have personally researched and confirmed that most, if not all supplements contain harmful fillers and additives, some of which can be especially dangerous to people with diabetes.

But, getting back to the effects of just sodium hydroxide – never mind the some 699 other chemicals that have been found in our drinking water – I now have evidence that it may, at least in part, be responsible for the epidemic of obstructive sleep apnea that has suddenly burgeoned within the last decade or so. And who knows what else it may be responsible for?

Alert from Connie Fogal….C51 establishing CODEX in Canada is being snuck through Parliament.

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CODEX is a provision of CAFTA that is being enabled through the US FDA.  CODEX would make all health supplements available only through big pharma and your doctor.  Your right to alternative methods of maintaining your good health or the benefits of non-pharma supplements will be lost.  Already the FDA here in the States is enacting self designed rules and regulations that they openly admit are designed to run small producers of supplements and health aids out of business.  If this passes in Canada…..it will pass here next.

News from Connie Fogal and the Canadian Action Party

I just attended a lecture on C-51 by attorney Shawn Buckley in Vancouver. I urge everyone on the IAHF list to get the videotape of that lecture from HANS if you missed it: http://www.hans.org/events/?event=nhp  I’ll have a complete report from that lecture very soon, but had to get this emergency alert out IMMEDIATELY so you can ACT!!

 

URGENT EMERGENCY ALERT

 

Today, June 4th 2008 Bill C-51 was quietly sneaked onto the Order List for the House of Commons in Ottawa. It is critical that all of you immediately go to www.healthcanadaabuse.com or

www.republicanpartyofontario.ca and send the E-Protest action letters.

 

You can also click on the links provided below.

 

·  Harper & Cabinet Ministers

·  Standing Committee of Health

·  Canadian Senators

·  Canadian Members of Parliament

·  Conservative MPs

·  Liberal MPs

·  NDP MPs

·  BLOC MPs

·  Independent MPs

 

The current Status for Bill C-51 is here and for C-52 is here.

 

“THEY” cannot amend Bill C-51 before it is passed at second reading into committee. If we can stop Bill C-51 now from being passed at second reading, Bill C-51 will likely die on the Order paper and “THEY know it.

 

“THEY” must get, in a minority government other party agreement from the following people in order to pass Bill C-51 or any other Bill on “Division” with a “Party” vote in order to avoid a row by row individual recorded member vote.

 

Conservative Party House Leader, Peter Van Loan, VanLoan.P@parl.gc.ca

Conservative Whip  Jay Hill,  Hill.J@parl.gc.ca

Conservative Deputy Whip Pierre Lemieux,  Lemieux.P@parl.gc.ca

 

Liberal Party Whip Karen Redman    Redman.K@parl.gc.ca

Liberal House Leader, Ralph Goodale    Goodale.R@parl.gc.ca

Liberal Deputy House Leader, Lucienne Robillard    Robillard.L @parl.gc.ca

NDP House Leader Libby Davies,  Davies.L@parl.gc.ca

NDP Whip  Yvon Godin,  Godin@parl.gc.ca

 

Bloc  House leader  Pierre Paquette   Paquette.P@parl.gc.ca

Bloc  Dep House leader  Monique Guay, Guay.M@parl.gc.ca

Bloc Whip Michel Guimond   Guimond.M@parl.gc.ca

Bloc Dep Whip  Pauline Picard,  Picard.P@parl.gc.ca

If any of these are your MPs please call, write and visit ASAP.

 

To look up your MP please go here.

 

In a “Division Party Vote” your individual MPs do not read the Bill and/or even have to be in attendance. This is a travesty of the Rule of British Common Law and our Democratic Constitutional processes and should be stopped for all Bills. Bill C-52 was sneaked into committee using this same technique and the Conservative Party to keep their “FREEDOM OF CHOICE” promises MUST cancel Bills:

C-51, C-52 and the Drug Class Natural Health Products Regulations now.

 

The Canadian Coalition for Health Freedom and supporters, as you may recall has since 1997 have submitted to Parliament over 500,000 signed petitions which generally state as follows:

 

We, the undersigned residents of Canada, draw the attention of the House to the following:

 

1.       THAT Canadians deserve to have an updated Food & Drugs Act, created by Parliament today, that is consistent with Canadians’ inherent rights of informed freedom of choice, and access to non-drug medicinal products of their own choosing, as protected by Sections 1, 2, 7, and 15 of the Charter of Rights;

 

2.       THAT healthy medicinal foods, herbs, spices, dietary supplements, and other natural health and nutritional products should be properly classified as foods, and not arbitrarily regulated, and otherwise restricted, as drugs by Health Canada officials without a clear modern day legislated authority;

 

3.       THAT the weight of modern scientific evidence confirms the mitigation, and prevention of many diseases, and disorders through the judicious use of low risk, medicinal foods, herbs, spices, dietary supplements, and other natural health and nutritional products, as well as their extremely low levels of risk compared to many synthetic pharmaceutical drugs, and other modern medical procedures.

 

4.       THEREFORE, your petitioners call upon Parliament to provide Canadians with greater access to non-drug, preventive and medicinal options, as well as the information about these options, and to sanction the personal choices of Canadians, by clarifying the currently vague definitions of “food”, and “drug” in the outdated 1927 / 1952 Food & Drugs Act, and by repealing the outdated prohibitions against making truthful health claims for the prevention, treatment, and cure of health challenges with non-drug approaches, by enacting Bill C -420, an act to amend the Food & Drugs Act.

 

More than 70% of Canadians now depend on natural products to maintain or enhance their health because they offer a safer and more effective alternative to high-risk pharmaceutical drugs. In BIG PHARMA’s effort to eradicate their competition for a monopoly, Bills C-51, C-52 and the Drug Class Natural Health Products Regulations will “criminalize” Natural Health Products including vitamins, minerals, herbs, greens drinks, carrot juice and many “Therapeutic” and “Healthy Foods”.

 

It is very important for you to actively participate now in order to help our Coalition and its supporters to stop not only the “Division” second reading of Bill C-51, but also to force immediate cancellation of Bill C-52 and the drug class Natural Health Product Regulations that has attempted to make your greens drinks, herbs, vitamins, minerals, carrot juice, etc. into “NEW DRUGS”!

 

Our Canadian Coalition for Health Freedom believes in the British Rule of Common Law, the Written and Unwritten Constitution and Canadian Democracy, where to quote Thomas Jefferson;

 

“The care of human life and not its destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government.”

 

Most Canadians believe that the “CROWN” is ultimately a trust and that the beneficial ultimate owner / shareholder of the “CROWN” and its assets should be and is the ordinary men and women of our society.

 

If you look up “Implied Bill of Rights” and ” Rule of Law” you will understand where our supporters are coming from on these issues. As human beings and small family enterprises our elected officials should not and can not let big government and big business put profits before people.

 

This is politely called “Statism” or not so politely called Fascist Socialism.

 

For information on the Canadian Coalition for Health Freedom visit

www.canadiancoalitionforhealthfreedom.ca and / or e-mail to

United@canadiancoalitionforhealthfreedom.ca

 and / or phone: 613-771-1797

And / or fax to: 613-771-1435

 

ALSO, utilize information at www.stopc51.com and make sure you get their flyers into all Health Food Stores, Naturopaths offices, etc and if a Store Refuses to Help, you MUST boycott them and direct their customers to the nearest stores that ARE helping with our campaign! Some CHFA member stores are refusing to help because CHFA is lying to them about the bill which they’re only trying to amend when it MUST be killed! Your donations to IAHF are helping us do this work. My car was broken into in Vancouver when I was just there for Shawn Buckley’s presentation on C-51.

 

Someone did a smash and grab on me and broke the quarter panel window with a hammer. Today I got it replaced at a junkyard. Vancouver is chock full of crackheads and heroin addicts. Your donations are helping me pay for expensive Canadian gas ($6. and more per gallon) so I can make the rounds to insure that Stores are taking action against C-51 and C-52. If we fail to win this war north of the Border, we’re done for in the USA.

 

We’ve been blocked from getting congressional oversight on FDA’s Trilateral Cooperation Charter by Pharma PAC donations to members of the Oversight Sub Committee, so if you want your access to supplements, PLEASE assist me in my efforts to kill C-51 in Canada- right now its the only way to protect DSHEA in the USA because they’re very actively forcing us into North American Union Dictatorship and we have to SCRAMBLE at this point to protect ourselves!!

 

IAHF 556 Boundary Bay Rd.  Point Roberts WA 98281 USA or via paypal

http://www.iahf.com/index1.html

 

For Health Freedom, John C. Hammell, President International Advocates for Health Freedom 556 Boundary Bay Road Point Roberts, WA 98281-8702 USA http://www.iahf.com jham@iahf.com 800-333-2553

North America 360-945-0352 World

 

 

 

CANADIAN ACTION PARTY/PARTI ACTION CANADIENNE

LEADER, CONSTANCE (Connie) FOGAL

www.canadianactionparty.ca

Telephone Connie Fogal at: 604 872 2128

 

 

 

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