MP Dean Allison has re-introduced his anaphylaxis awareness motion in the House of Commons yesterday. Motion-230 reads: That in the opinion of the House, anaphylaxis is a serious concern for an increasing number of Canadians and the government should take the appropriate measures necessary to ensure these Canadians are able to maintain a high quality of life.
Our volunteer group of families from across Canada have come together to form the Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative (CAI). The group currently has a Facebook page and soon will have a website dedicated to news of the advance of anaphylaxis issues in Ottawa.
The families involved in the CAI are renewing our efforts with this new Parliament to prompt change in how the federal government responds to the many concerns Canadians with severe allergies must deal with in their daily lives.
Thank you to Dean Allison for this motion, which will now serve us as a focal point for discussions with MPs and federal bureaucrats. And we have many MPs to thank for their continued commitment to this issue – MPs Bob Dechert, Malcolm Allen, Megan Leslie, Ron Canon, Joy Smith, Bob Rae, Carolyn Bennett, Cheryl Gallant – the MP who started this initiative two Parliament’s back – Rick Dykstra – and over 40 more MPs who have responded positively to our awareness drive. With their collective efforts, in the previous Parliament, Dean Allison was able to achieve all-Party support for this motion – and we hope and trust more positive results in this Parliament from our MPs.
Please visit the on-line news source Niagara At Large to read the media release on Motion-230: http://niagaraatlarge.com/2011/06/16/niagara-mp-reintroduces-motion-to-raise-awareness-for-anaphylaxis/
Visit CAI Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Canadian-Anaphylaxis-Initiative/131919763524514
(Photo is from Dec 2010 when CAI representatives Chris George, Cindy Paskey and Debbie Bruce visited with the MP in his Ottawa office.)