Turns out, the re-test found the original results to be false and the CBC issued a retraction. I found the entire situation – the intent of the story, the failing of the evidence, and the retraction – confusing. Clearly, the CBC wouldn’t have done the story unless they were determined to find something untoward? But why? For what reason would the CBC try to sell Canadians doubt about natural health? Don’t most Canadians understand that natural, preventative health practices and products are of huge benefit to us, individually, and – collectively, in terms of reduction of health care costs?
Every day I witnessed extraordinary extensions of kindness, compassion and love, from the Pure North staff to the patients.
That July two years ago, Pure North S’Energy was strategically attacked by the CBC through radio, television, print and online, based on the allegation that an elderly woman (uninjured) was over-prescribed Vitamin D at a Calgary clinic.
As a result, Pure North S’Energy Foundation lost their provincial funding. The organization, still operating, is now seeking $6 million in damages from the national broadcaster and two of its reporters, Charles Rusnell and Jennie Russell.
Why would our national broadcaster seek to destroy an organization that deserves to be celebrated?
From there, the CBC’s anti-natural health campaign ramped up. Individual chiropractors, naturopaths, homeopaths, and other practitioners, many friends of HANS, were publicly victimized by way of condescending, invalidating, misleading terminology and accusations. The CBC’s approach to natural health indicated something much more sinister than a mere media bias.