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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 4:57 pm 
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I posted this under Gov't and Law, then realized it really belongs in news... Gwen


This afternoon - Mon. May 16 - Bill 3, an Act to Protect Anaphylactic Pupils, passed third reading in the Ontario legislature. It just needs royal assent and it is law!

CBC's Canada Now is supposed to have a report on this at 6:30 ET. CTV national news tonight and, I think, CBC's The National are also supposed to be carrying reports.

The unanimous, all-party vote took place in front of a public gallery filled with parents and kids with food allergies. Sara Shannon and Mike Shannon, parents of Sabrina Shannon, the Pembroke-area teen who died after an anaphyactic attack in her high school, were there and witnessed passing of the bill that's been dubbed "Sabrina's Law".

Such is the emotion of the issue of anaphylaxis and the schools, that when the Speaker proclaimed that the bill had passed, some parents were moved to tears.

Dave Levac, the MPP who sponsored the bill, says the intent is to have Ontario school boards implementing standardized anaphylaxis plans by Jan. 1, 2006. Levac, the Shannons, Cindy Paskey of NASK and Laurie Harada of Anaphylaxis Canada were all elated by the vote result.

So a very good day for allergic students. /Gwen


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Gwen, I was nearly moved to tears when I turned on Global TV (5:00 news) and heard them say "...watch a private member's bill pass in to law..." I knew immediately - it must be Sabrina's Law they were talking about.

I saw just enough to realize I was right and then got interrupted. I'm taping the 6:00 news, and I booted up my computer to come tell everyone from the allergy sites I go to.

Thanks for posting the full information. :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 7:24 pm 
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This Wonderful News!!!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 9:29 pm 
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:P That is GREAT news!! I hope this bill makes its way to BC sometime soon, does anyone know if it is under review in any other provinces right now?


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