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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 11:41 pm 
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For Immediate Release

May 14, 2007

SUPPORT CONTINUES TO GROW FOR CUBBERLEY’S ANAPHYLAXIS BILL

VICTORIA—Support continues to grow for MLA David Cubberley’s Anaphylaxis Student Protection Act (M210), prompting organizations such as the B.C. Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) to get behind the legislation.

“Since I introduced this Bill, more than five hundred parents have written to Education Minister Shirley Bond, demanding that she adopt this legislation and keep allergic children safe in the classroom,” said Cubberley. “And a growing number of organizations like BCCPAC are joining in the fight to pass this Bill before the end of the spring session.”

Last week, the B.C. Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils issued a press release pledging their support to Cubberley’s Bill. Other supporting organizations include the B.C. Ambulance Paramedics, the Victoria Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils, and B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond.

“More than 13,000 B.C. children have severe, life-threatening allergies,” said Cubberley. “As legislators, we must do all that we can to ensure that their learning environment is a safe environment. This Bill would require principals to establish a plan to reduce risks at schools, maintain a plan for every anaphylactic child and supply regular staff training on reaction recognition and timely intervention.

“When dealing with life-threatening allergies, a moment too long is often a moment too late,” said Cubberley. “But it’s not too late for government to agree to pass Bill M210 this session.”

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Media contact: Cara McGregor (250) 360-7561


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Things really are looking good out here....none of the groups we have contacted have said no, and the ones that have made decisions have all said YES!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:31 pm 
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That's great, you guys! :)

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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