Share The Wealth by Chris Gupta
September 23, 2004


The Strauss case amply demonstrates the real nature of these agencies and their ilk.

The question one must ask is.. "how many scarce health dollars did Health Canada waste in this utterly failed prosecution?... at the detriment of the health of Canadians - all to prevent competition to mostly ineffective and toxic drugs?

Why is Health Canada not protecting us from adverse effects of toxic drugs and food additives etc. Certainly it's not lack of money or resources as they claim - considering the lengths they are prepared to go to remove a perfectly safe and effective nutrient product...

Most of us are not aware of all the shenanigans of this agency. Just look at all the other Legal Actions Against Health Canada here. Like Strauss these are safe products that are improving the health of Canadians (in many cases with solid data on efficacy). Surely the bull from them about lack of resources and money is exactly that bull.

See also: Canadian Court Case against Health Protection Branch (HPB)

These agencies can usurp both our tax and the pharma Mafia money hence the loss against Strauss is hardly a crushing blow them. These regulatory bodies continually abuse their power on behalf of their pharma cronies knowing full well that the smaller health businesses will not be able to stand up to their muscle and endless money.

We should take the next step and force them to admit their scam. Personally, while winning is a great relief, these swine will just continue with business as usual - I wish we could leverage this so it really hurts and not just be satisfied with a drop of the contrived charges.... Hope Strauss squeezes the highest possible funds for damages - part of which could then be used to keep these vultures at bay...

As an aside - just look at Canada-Australia Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) between Health Products and Foods Branch (HPFB) and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). The TGA is funded by the pharma cartel. This MOU contains all sorts of confidentiality clauses. Now if these agencies are supposed be looking after our welfare why then is there this lack of transparency?

See also: Secrecy & Conflict of Interest

Chris Gupta


Kamloops BC (September 20)- In a stunning victory the Strauss Herb Company of Kamloops BC was completely cleared of all charges in Kamloops provincial court Monday. In throwing out the 30 remaining charges of the original 73 count Health Canada alleged violations the judge noted the Crown didn't have any evidence to back up their charges.

This came as no surprise says the Strauss Herb Company and their lawyer Shawn Buckley. There was never a question of the products being compliant Buckley says. Strauss general manager Jim Strausz Jr. says he has always felt the charges, which were laid in January of 2003 during the first Strauss Canada Cup of Curling, were filed to try and embarrass the firm during it's first national-profile sponsorship. "The fact that Health Canada sat on the file for nearly two years and did nothing, and then laid charges when they did speaks volumes about the moral compass some Health Canada employees follow," says Strausz. "This action was initiated to smear and defame Strauss Herbs, not to benefit or protect the health of Canadians. If it cost us half a million to defend ourselves from these slanderous lies how many scarce health dollars did Health Canada waste in this utterly failed prosecution?"

Buckley says that had the judge not thrown out the charges he was prepared to argue the merits of the case and was certain he would have prevailed. "The company was always in compliance," he says. "It's funny that the Crown offered a "deal" early on in the proceedings and Strauss Herb Company could have "copped a plea" and paid a $500 fine and moved on." Instead, based on the values the company believes in and the moral stance of the owner nearly half a million dollars was invested to prove a point of honour. That point being Strauss believes in their products and their right to honestly promote their benefits.

From a lawyer's perspective Buckley says he was disappointed the Crown stayed the charges relating to advertising. "The Charter of Rights and Freedom arguments are very compelling that the government has no basis to restrict free speech and in fact Sections 3.1 and 3.2 of the Food and Drug Act are wholly unsupportable in law." Buckley says he feels the Crown feared to "go there" because if his arguments prevailed the legislation would have been struck down.

"The good news is we are still in business and we are still making and selling the products hundreds of thousands of people have come to rely on to maintain and improve their health," says Strausz. The bad news is that our good name has been harmed and we have lost many millions of dollars in sales as people were scared off by bogus claims of fraud levelled by a government organization they thought was acting in their best interests. "We are considering our legal remedies available to recoup our losses, " says Strausz. "In the meantime it is back to business as usual."

For more information contact Strauss Herb Company
866 478 2873

IAHF Webmaster: Breaking News, Whats New, Canada, Codex, EU FSD, Trans Tasman Harmonization

IAHF List: [See story of Strauss Herb Co. Legal Victory After My Brief, but important Comments]

I always find it uplifting when an herb or vitamin company in any country is vindicated in court, and yesterday the Strauss Herb Co. of Kamloops BC opened up a few cans of whupass on the scoundrels at (so called)"Health Canada" who failed to nail them on a slew of trumped up charges.... see the story sent to me just now by Peter Helgason of Strauss Herbs.

Encourage everyone to buy Strauss Herbs products to help them recoup the $500,000. CDN they were forced to shell out just to keep the jackals at bay.

Peter and I were at the recent Health Freedom Summit in Minnesota along with Trueman Tuck from Friends of Freedom, who played a role in the Strauss victory. IAHF Still needs urgent donations to get a couple of key people to the upcoming Codex meeting in Bonn on November 1. Many thanks to those of you who have sent donations.

Tomorrow we're going to start sending those of you who have contributed IAHF bumper stickers and some other materials including some valuable articles about the FTAA threat as thanks.

If any of you have not yet sent in your donations, any amount is very badly needed: via paypal: see paypal button on top of scrollbar once enter site, or send check or MO to: IAHF 556 Boundary Bay Rd. Point Roberts, WA 98281.

For Health Freedom,
John C. Hammell, President
International Advocates for Health Freedom
556 Boundary Bay Road
Point Roberts, WA 98281-8702 USA
800-333-2553 N.America
360-945-0352 World


posted by Chris Gupta on Thursday September 23 2004
updated on Saturday September 24 2005

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Readers' Comments

There were originally 219 criminal charges filed against the three parties.

Shawn Buckley, a leading criminal and constitutional lawyer working as part of Tuck's Professional Services Belleville's "HEALTH FREEDOM DREAM TEAM" again has dealt a major blow to the federal government's and Health Canada's ongoing, unlawful harassment of small and medium natural health companies.

Legally, the Strauss family of master herbalists have been practicing natural medicine successfully for 8 generations, and maintain that neither the BC Medical Association, nor the federal government have any lawful basis to interfere.

For further media and/or legal information contact Trueman Tuck @ 613 968-3007, or by fax @ 613 968-3215, or by e-mail @

Visit, or for more information.

Tuck's Professional Service Belleville is a non-lawyer, non-barrister, non-solicitor legal consulting firm specializing in these matters.

Strauss Herb Company cleared of all criminal charges

Date: (2004-09-21 15:24:28 EST)
Topic: Government Tyranny


Posted by: Trueman Tuck on October 6, 2004 05:44 PM


My friend, to the amasement of her oncologist has cured her lymphoma with Strauss Lymphatic capsules. Now the Canadian government will not allow them to be sold in Canada.

Posted by: Barb Weir on December 20, 2006 10:08 PM


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