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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:17 am 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6549
Location: Ottawa
Ok, I need everyone's help on this. I can't believe the CBC would put this to a vote but they did and we are lagging in the polls!
Yes 19.56%
No. 73.49%
The rest are undecided. Please vote and encourage others to as well!
As far as I am concerned, severe allergies are a disability and covered under the Human Rights Act! No one has a right to vote anything off the Charter of Human Rights! :evil: :verymad ... -1.2500328

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:15 pm 

Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:05 am
Posts: 660
Location: AB, Canada
That's sickening, of COURSE it should be!!! :banghead

DSs 7,7,9 all PA

PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:41 pm 

Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:38 pm
Posts: 956
Location: Oakville, Ontario
I have cast my vote - for YES of course! I can't believe anyone voted NO, let alone 73% of voters!

16 yr old daughter: no health issues
13 yr old son: allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, egg, fish, sesame,sunflower,mustard,poppy seeds, peas, carrots, some fruits, instructed to avoid legumes(except soy & green beans),pollen, cats, horses, cold urticaria

PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:54 pm 

Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:45 pm
Posts: 816
Location: Vancouver, BC
I can think of a few reasons why people would vote 'no' to this. There have been recent media stories of parents with requests that may seem unreasonable - cutting down oak trees, etc. There are lots of people who have intolerances or sensitivities that they will call allergies, which leads to true allergies not being taken seriously by the general public. People who voted no are probably afraid there will be unreasonable restrictions placed upon them if allergy protection becomes a human right.

DD 2004 Allergy to peanuts, egg, sesame, and new: lentils and chick peas
DS 2006 Allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, kiwi fruit, eczema

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