Canadian Healthcare and Justin Trudeau’s Lies by Eldon Dahl
By ELDON DAHL—
In the 2015 election campaign liberal leader Justin Trudeau said that he was going to be the opposite of Stephan Harper. During the campaign he promised that his government would be more open, transparent and accountable to the Canadian people if elected.
He was not telling Canadians the truth.
Only one year into his mandate and Canada’s Prime Minister has given up Canadian sovereignty over how Canadian medicines are regulated and distributed in this country. A quasi supra national organization called the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA) under the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO) is going to be responsible to decide what medicines, health products and cosmetics Canadian can purchase.
The organization whose committee members are made up of bureaucrats and experts from the different participating signatory nations, such as Germany, New Zealand and South Africa are going to be the people who decide what products are allowed on Canadian shelves.
You and your Member of Parliament will have no say!
The ICMRA’s mandate says that its main mission to is to create uniformity among the signatory nations as it relates to the testing, regulations and the distribution of health products, medicines and cosmetics.
The mandate sounds nice but in reality the ICMRA is undemocratic, dangerous, and is wide open to corruption and abuse.
ICMRA members – the ones who make the decision on what is allowed into Canada are not accountable to Canadians. Furthermore, Canadian will have no recourse to question their decisions regarding what medicines are allowed on the shelves.
By giving up Canadian sovereignty on which medicines Canadians can purchase the Trudeau government has implemented a plan which eerily follows the blueprint of the European Union (EU).
Much like the ICMRA, the EU operates through a hybrid system of supra national decision making organizations. Its purpose much like the ICMRA is to create a single market through a standardized system of laws that apply to all member states.
Well let’s see how the EU blueprint has benefited its members?
Following the Failed EU Blueprint
According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal the 17 nation euro zone remains the “weakest link” in our global economy after years of economic stagnation, mired in high unemployment, plagued with stalled or contracting economies and paralyzed by political dysfunction. The Economists Magazine also blasted eerily complacent EU leaders for “sleepwalking through an economic wasteland.”
One should be under no illusion that the resulting human suffering in the EU is enormous – tens of millions of Europeans who want to work can’t find it and many of them are facing truly desperate situations. Ordinary Europeans who are suffering under the policies dictated to them by non elected officials and members of these quasi supra national committees unfortunately have not been accorded the power to do anything about it.
Paul Krugman a noble laureate in economics cited a recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) report that indicated that the decision by EU officials to implement tough austerity measures on signatory countries was a major mistake that has lead to a worsening of the economic situation.
The report also states, “EU officials – apparently convinced of their infallibility – seem unmoved by such evidence and the human suffering that goes along with it.”
There is no mistaking the fact that the EU muck like the ICMRA undermines a nation’s sovereignty and independence.
One does not have to go any further than Portugal to see the lasting damage that the EU has inflicted upon that nation both in terms of economics and loss sovereignty.
“With unemployment rates at dangerous levels, and its economy predicted to contract by 2.3% — its third straight year of contraction under austerity policies — the nation’s Constitutional Court struck down several austerity measures enacted by the government in compliance with European Commission requirements. That prompted Commission officials to pressure the country’s government to simply ignore the ruling, under threat of losing badly needed funding — prompting a constitutional crisis.”
In the Portugal example there is no mistaking the fact that unelected EU officials are inserting themselves into the governance of member nations. Yet the ordinary people whose lives are seriously affected by such measures have no recourse — they can’t vote to “throw them out.”
This lack of democratic accountability poses a serious problem for any member state.
By following the blueprint of the failed European Union experiment Justin Trudeau is taking the distribution and regulation of Canadian medicine down a dark and dangerous road.
Corruption, Kick Backs and Cover Ups
In addition to the sovereignty, undemocratic and independence issues it should be noted that the ICMRA is fully integrated within a decision making process that involves the World Health Organization (WHO); an institution who during the H1N1 pandemic found itself trying to justify the corruption that came to light during that time period.
During that time a report surfaced that revealed an extensive network of corruption, kickbacks and an attempted cover up at the highest levels of the organization.
“A stunning new report reveals that top scientists who convinced the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare H1N1 a global pandemic held close financial ties to the drug companies that profited from the sale of those vaccines. This report, published in the British Medical Journal, exposes the hidden ties that drove WHO to declare a pandemic, resulting in billions of dollars in profits for vaccine manufacturers.
Several key advisors who urged WHO to declare a pandemic received direct financial compensation from the very same vaccine manufacturers who received a windfall of profits from the pandemic announcement. During all this, WHO refused to disclose any conflicts of interests between its top advisors and the drug companies who would financially benefit from its decisions..
All the kickbacks, in other words, were swept under the table and kept silent, and WHO somehow didn’t think it was important to let the world know that it was receiving policy advice from individuals who stood to make millions of dollars when a pandemic was declared.”.
In response to the report, WHO secretary-general Dr Margaret Chan defended the secrecy, saying that WHO intentionally kept the financial ties a secret in order to “…protect the integrity and independence of the members while doing this critical work”
It should be duly noted that the ICMRA not only works in concert with the WHO but is structured along the same lines in respect to how decision are reached and who are rewarded what contracts and on what basis.
Bribery Fighting Ranking
Given the secrecy of the ICMRA and the fact that its members are not accountable to the Canadian public the question begs “How well is the Canadian government prepared to act if bribes and kick backs seem to be taking place? Well according to a study in 2014 by Ernest & Young on global fraud not very well.
The findings found…
Canada ranks at the bottom of the bribery fighting rankings
20% of Canadian executives believe bribery and corruption are widespread in this country
According to a study by the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan.
A large proportion of Canadians see their politicians and their institutions as fundamentally corrupt.