New Bill C-6 looks after corporate interests

Hey Canadians, wake up and smell the turpentine! It seems we are all being royally bamboozled. Raise your hands all of you who thought that we Canadians lived in a country where our basic rights, freedoms and presumption of innocence were protected. Well, I have to tell you that earlier this year my hand would have also been raised. Sadly, though, I have to lower it. Of what do I speak, pray tell.

As you read these words, there is an insidious and dangerous Bill snaking its way through the Senate courtesy of our elected members of parliament who worked so diligently to pass it through the House of Commons. You remember those fine folks, the ones who are supposed to protect and represent the interests of all Canadians.

So, what is the bill we are talking about. Quite simply, I am referring to Bill C-6, otherwise known as Canada Consumer Product Safety Act. This bill is a resurrected form of Bills C-51 and C-52 which caused a public uproar ending in their being ‘'trashed.''
How, you may ask is a Product Safety Act dangerous. Excellent question! This new bill, if passed, would initiate a shift away from common law and a presumption of freedom, that is, a position in which State cannot infer with us to a position in which State can make decisions for us.

This bill would also mean a shift away from the rule of law, which is essentially the guarantee that citizens cannot be imprisoned or have their property removed without court permission and surveillance.
So what does this Bill means in practical terms. Here are some of the highlights of this Bill;
The Canada Consumer Product Safety Bill abolishes the Law of Trespass because it will allow any government official /representative to come onto your property and into your home without a warrant to verify any or all consumer products regulated under this act:
They can apply force.

They can seize any goods you may have.
You can be charged for storage of property seized.
Penalties can be imposed.

Property can be destroyed without a court order.
If a person violates this act (for example, having illegal vitamin C on the premises) you are declared guilty by the minister (not the court). Furthermore, you are presumed guilty until you prove your innocence.
Diane Cunliffe