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Supporters of homeopathy in Canada and around the world have worked
together to protect and advance the availability of homeopathic remedies
and qualified homeopathic treatment. Some recent collective actions
are listed below:
September 3, 2008
Step Up for
Canada: September 10th, Across Canada
Join this coast to coast rally in opposition to Bill
C-51 and to mark the launching of
Charter of Health Freedom.
Homeopathic users can show your support for the Natural
Health Community to ensure that all Canadians have unhindered access
to Natural Health Products.
One Day. One Nation. One Rally. September 10, 2008. Check
this website for details about locations and times.
CSH members joined the rally in Vancouver and eventually C-51, along
with all other outstanding legislation, was suspended by proroguing.
May 08, 2008
Bill C-51, which would amend the federal Food and Drugs Act, has been
introduced in Parliament by the Minister of Health. Although the
Bill does not appear to have any immediate effect on homeopathic
medicines, it does contain disturbing changes that have the potential of negatively
impacting the long-term access to all natural health products,
including homeopathic products.
The CSH Board urges homeopathic supporters across Canada to join other advocate groups
in opposing this
legislation through a CSH-directed letter-writing
campaign and an online Stop
Bill C-51 petition.
February 28, 2008
As reported on our In the News
webpage (February 28, 2008), the BBC abruptly removed the complementary and alternative medicine
from its website. This popular
portal to news about the effectiveness of non-conventional therapies,
including homeopathy, provided a valuable public service for people wanting to research
other options in health care.
If you believe that the “Complementary Medicine” website should be
restored, especially if you have used the site in the past, you can
use the BBC online comment
form to send your opinions and request that BBC reassess its
decision to deny public access to complementary health content in its
January 24, 2008
The non-profit UK organization, H:MC21 (Homeopathy: Medicine for the 21st
Century) is collecting “Homeopathy Worked for Me” declarations
for presentation to the Prime Minister. Their aim is to counter
the recent campaign attempting to discredit the effectiveness of homeopathy
and to ensure that the government continues to support an individual's
right of choice in health care.
Those of us who are not UK residents can assist this cause by signing
the international supporting declaration.
You can also help to raise awareness about this campaign by
e-mailing this suggestion to your own e-mail network.
Approximately 25,000 people signed the 'Homeopathy Worked for Me'
plans to deliver to
the British Prime Minister at No. 10 Downing Street on Friday, February
March 1, 2007
The Royal London Hahnemann Hospital (RLHH) is under threat
of closing its doors to homeopathic treatment. Carol
Boyce of Homeopathic Symposium has drawn attention to
this situation in an open letter
posted on our website.
homeopathy can sign an official
e-petition that will be accepted by Parliament as the equivalent of a
paper petition. This
petition states: We
the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to honour Parliament's commitment
to patient choice by preserving the Royal London
Homeopathic Hospital and the service it provides as an integral part
of the NHS.
[Closed as of July 12, 2007]
British citizens - no matter where you live in the world – can sign the
official e-petition by clicking on the E-petition
homepage on the 10 Downing Street website and choosing the
most relevant description from the drop down list.
By July 12, 2007,
which was the deadline for accepting signatures, a total of 7,439
British citizens had signed on in support of the RLHH.