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Canadian photographers continue to be bullied by CPA and NPC

Canadian photographers continue to be bullied by CPA and NPC.

The drama continues in Canada in regards to photographers being bullied into showing their allegiance.

Just only a few days ago, Evolutionofbodybuilding.net published a story about Canadian professional photographers being forced to show their allegiance to the Canadian Physique Alliance (CPA) headed by Ron Hache and the NPC.

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Sources close to this website revealed that photographers who had a fantastic career applying their trade at any bodybuilding and fitness federation they liked, now have to choose just one organization, and that is the CPA, Canadian affiliate to the NPC.

Two of Canada’s best bodybuilding and fitness photographers David Ford and Simon Lau have already took the step of showing their allegiance to the CPA and NPC.

Simon Lau published a post on his Facebook page while David first made a post on Instagram and removed it.

The goal of the CPA and NPC is to attack the other federations by destroying their media presence. The best way to do this is to secure the services of the best photographers that have the biggest media presence in relation to bodybuilding and fitness.

Just a few days after publishing the first article about these mafia type events, David Ford published another long post on his Instagram page glorifying Ron Hache and the Manion’s.

It was in his latest post that David showed his real intentions and as well made it even more evident of what was happening.

In David’s first post, that was removed, he never mentioned that he regretted taking photos for other federations and especially the CBBF, the Canadian affiliate to the IFBB.

In his second post, that was published today (25 February, 2020), David takes a stab at the IFBB.

At the time, I had been part of the CBBF and affiliates for seventeen years and I regret that I didn’t research what was happening or the reasons. I failed to reach out to CPA President Ron Hache or NPC President Jim Manion to further educate myself on the changes going on around the world” – David Ford.

While David is saying this, this site is informed that he was never restricted to take photo at any CPA, NPC or Pro League events, even when he was under contract with the CBBF.

David was also the head of photography for Paul Dillet’s WBFF between 2010 and 2015. He was still covering the CBBF/IFBB events without any problems.

So what could have made David insist he is now exclusively working with the CPA and NPC?

It is the CPA and NPC’s mafia style of doing things. David’s only chance to get into a CPA/NPC event as a media photographer is by making sure they lock him down just as they did to other photographers.

Will this be a positive move financially for these photographers? Probably not as the CPA already have media giants Zoom running the show.

The photographers that had a busy schedule taking photos wherever they wanted to will now have to settle for whatever is left at CPA/NPC events.

This is a very high price to pay and this is something that should not even be happening in 2020.

The media should be free and independent, but it seems the NPC, NPC Worldwide and Pro League want to do to photographers as they do to their own media.

Just look at the media that covers the NPC and Pro League in the USA and Canada. They only cover their events. They purposely ignore other federations such as the IFBB, NABBA, CPA, WBFF and numerous other federations.

Numerous sites pledge they are 100% loyal to the NPC and Pro League!! This is their way of hoping to get press passes to the major shows within the NPC and Pro League.

The media companies loyal to the NPC and Pro League are totally banned from expressing negative opinions about the NPC and Pro League. If they do, they will be punished.

Evolutionofbodybuilding.net takes pride in covering any federation, any athlete from any federation and exposing the truth without any restrictions or somebody looking over our shoulder!

How can you expand the sport of bodybuilding and fitness if you suffocate the media?

Shame on you Ron Hache, the CPA and the NPC. This sport has again been brought down another level into the ground!!

David ford’s recent pledge to the CPA/NPC in full:

A lot of big things are happening in the fitness industry in 2020 and it’s great to be on the front lines working with many of today’s top fitness models and athletes.

In 2017 we saw the evolution of the sport as the IFBB Pro League and the IFBB International went in two different directions. At the time, I had been part of the CBBF and affiliates for seventeen years and I regret that I didn’t research what was happening or the reasons. I failed to reach out to CPA President Ron Hache or NPC President Jim Manion to further educate myself on the changes going on around the world. I stayed with the status quo believing the change wasn’t necessary. What I failed to see was that the CPA, like the NPC, offered more opportunities to the athletes then was available before. There were no borders, no barriers to when and where athletes competed across Canada which allows for each person to select shows based on their individual journeys – which I believe is very important.

During this period, there was a lot of negative comments shared on social media, many directed at the NPC, the IFBB Professional League and even the Manions personally. I have known JM for more than a decade and I failed to step up and offer support to him and his family, the NPC and the CPA during this time. I apologize to the Manions as that wasn’t fair to them and the hard work they have put in for competitors around the world. I didn’t support the CPA and I would like to apologize to President Ron Hache for not giving him my support when he needed it most.

Being a photographer who has provided quality exposure opportunities through Musclemag, Oxygen, Status Fitness, Inside Fitness, Muscle Insider and more, I failed to continue to provide those opportunities to Canadian competitors as I stepped back. Going forward I want to express my exclusive support for the CPA in Canada. Those who know me know I will do my best for the good of the athletes across the country. I also look forward to renewing and building my relationship with the NPC Worldwide, IFBB Professional League Regional and the IFBB Professional League over the next year. – David Ford

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A lot of big things are happening in the fitness industry in 2020 and it’s great to be on the front lines working with many of today’s top fitness models and athletes. In 2017 we saw the evolution of the sport as the IFBB Pro League and the IFBB International went in two different directions. At the time, I had been part of the CBBF and affiliates for seventeen years and I regret that I didn’t research what was happening or the reasons. I failed to reach out to CPA President Ron Hache or NPC President Jim Manion to further educate myself on the changes going on around the world. I stayed with the status quo believing the change wasn’t necessary. What I failed to see was that the CPA, like the NPC, offered more opportunities to the athletes then was available before. There were no borders, no barriers to when and where athletes competed across Canada which allows for each person to select shows based on their individual journeys – which I believe is very important. During this period, there was a lot of negative comments shared on social media, many directed at the NPC, the IFBB Professional League and even the Manions personally. I have known JM for more than a decade and I failed to step up and offer support to him and his family, the NPC and the CPA during this time. I apologize to the Manions as that wasn’t fair to them and the hard work they have put in for competitors around the world. I didn’t support the CPA and I would like to apologize to President Ron Hache for not giving him my support when he needed it most. Being a photographer who has provided quality exposure opportunities through Musclemag, Oxygen, Status Fitness, Inside Fitness, Muscle Insider and more, I failed to continue to provide those opportunities to Canadian competitors as I stepped back. Going forward I want to express my exclusive support for the CPA in Canada. Those who know me know I will do my best for the good of the athletes across the country. I also look forward to renewing and building my relationship with the NPC Worldwide, IFBB Professional League Regional and the IFBB Professional League over the next year.

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David-Ford Canadian photographers continue to be bullied by CPA and NPC
David Ford’s orginal post that was removed. In this post, no negativity was shown to the CBBF or the IFBB.

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