New Submission to Government Agencies Requesting Investigations
Our most recent initiative in the fight to stop the elimination of holistic, traditional, energy and spiritual care treatments and practitioners in Ontario was a new Submission, roughly 700 pages, sent by courier to the Competition Bureau on July 17th, 2016.
Our Submission requested a thorough investigation of Ontario’s corrupt and deadly healthcare system. It detailed how and why Ontario residents are all in grave danger on many healthcare flanks – including, (a) psychotherapy legislation that is slated for proclamation any day now, (b) a more recent initiative to eliminate thousands of holistic healthcare clinics and wellness locations, and (c) the fact that unaccountable, medical/pharmaceutical-front corporations are inappropriately dictating healthcare policy for the people of Ontario.
We also sent copies of our Submission to: Ombudsman of Ontario, Canadian Constitution Foundation, Commission of Revenue, Integrity Commissioner, Fairness Commissioner of Ontario, Minister of Government and Consumer Services, Minister of Justice, and Attorney General of Canada.
If you would like to receive a digital copy, please click here and use the Paypal donation button, stipulating that your donation is for a copy of the “CB Submission” and provide an email address where we can send it to you.
You can help our efforts to preserve holistic healthcare options, not only for ourselves but for future generations, by contacting these organizations, referencing our Submission and demanding a full investigation. For their contact information please click here. We thank the Canadian Action Party (CAP) for conveying their concerns about this issue, in writing, to the federal Minister of Justice.
Disappointingly, but to no great surprise, we received a resounding ‘tough luck’ from the Competition Bureau by telephone (scroll down this page to hear the conversation and view the written transcript), followed by written confirmation that they will not be pursuing any enforcement action.
It seems to us that the Competition Bureau officials had not read our entire Submission. But more importantly, they stated that provincial politicians and government are not subject to any Competition Act provisions. The clear implication is that cartels are free to create monopolies in Canada simply by inserting representatives into key government positions (such as Minister of Health).
Interestingly, the Bureau Officers failed to comment on their ability to investigate the non-governmental front corporation that has been playing a major role in this scheme, called Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario (FHRCO).
Are provincial governments really immune from investigation and prosecution, even when anti-competitive behavior is undertaken under the cover of invalid laws, as is the case in this healthcare scandal? Our investigation continues because according to the Competition Bureau’s own website, regulatory conduct under valid laws are not the jurisdiction of the Competition Bureau…which means the Competition Bureau acknowledges there is a distinction.
Regardless, Competition Bureau staff had a creative name for this sort of anti-competition corruption: Regulatory Capture.
Regulatory Capture is a form of government failure that occurs when a regulatory mechanism created to act in the public interest, instead advances the commercial or political concerns of special interest groups that dominate the industry or sector it is intended to regulate. It is the process by which regulations and agencies eventually come to be dominated by the very industries they were charged with regulating.
Regulatory Capture seems to be an art form for the Wynne provincial government and we are paying a high price for not recognizing this early enough.
The Competition Bureau officials indicated that they may eventually ‘advocate’ on this issue. However not only do they claim that they are unable to take enforcement action against any government, but in this case, they won’t know for quite a while if this issue will be considered important enough to ‘advocate’ about.
Of all the remaining agencies that we sent our Submission to, we have received only a form letter acknowledgement from the Minister of Government and Consumer Services.
Yes, we did follow up with the Commissioner of Competition (LINK HERE) about the Bureau’s decision and cavalier dismissal of the FHRCO’s behavior, but we don’t expect much action.
After all, medical/pharmaceutical corruption of our entire Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is just ‘regulatory capture’ and we are merely ‘peasants’ who are not entitled to their freedoms and rights under the Constitution.
Incontestable government ‘failure’ is given a pass until we see the government in Court.
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To download the transcript, click here.
Our follow-up letter to the Competition Bureau: