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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:33 am 
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BC2007, so glad you pointed out Megan Leslie's statement.

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It also helped that Megan Leslie mentioned how anaphylaxis although most commonly diagnosed in childhood can also be adult onset. Again, it shows the great spectrum of people that are affected by anaphylaxis.


While we obviously all have most sympathy for the allergic children, it is concerning to those of us who live with adult onset food allergies to be treated as if we somehow aren't quite worth the bother. This approach began with the Health Minister - it was her defence for the beer exemption on the day she announced the label regs were passing. She said: "this is about the children".

Sure it is, but it is also about the adults. Clear labels are about making life better for all Canadians with food allergies and celiac disease. Why would we put an upper age limit on that? I do wish the Conservatives would stop playing political football because of the beer exemption. This isn't a game to us.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:52 am 
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Yes, adult onset and we do expect these children to grow up don't we?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:46 am 
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The labeling discussions have enlightened us about ingredients in beer which is important since we have a teenager with multiple anaphylactic allergies.

It is encouraging to hear of multiple politicians who seem to have knowledge of anaphylaxis!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:31 am 
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Just wondering, where is Anaphylaxis Canada in all of this? I poked around their website and see nothing on this motion mentioned. Is there a big disconnect? :scratchy

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:55 am 
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From what I understand Anaphylaxis Canada has done most of the leg work for the labeling law and for this 506 motion.

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Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:13 am 
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I'm hoping the upcoming election will not stall this. all parties supported, and the Liberals made a point of criticizing the Conservatives for previous delays and leaving the beer companies out of it....so if they win, they better move fast or eat their own words.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:31 am 
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:thumbsup

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Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 12:09 pm 
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Any updates? What's going on with this?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:08 am 
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This week when Members of Parliament return to the House of Commons, Niagara West - Glanbrook MP Dean Allison will be picking up where he left off before the election, assisting Canadian families in raising greater awareness of the health and quality of life challenges posed by living with severe, life-threatening allergies (anaphylaxis).

http://nask.ca/files/PR110531.pdf

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:16 pm 
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Does anyone know what is going on w/this? Now, I guess all the talk is about the postal strike....and that takes up a lot of time....

I must say that I don't know a whole lot about the federal political system, but are they not in session for just a short time? and is all that time being taken up by the mail thing? Can anyone fill me in? Did it get discussed and I missed it?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:52 pm 
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Yeah, the filibuster is over.....now I think they are on summer break, oui?

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dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:02 pm 
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http://www.pelhamnews.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3186105
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It is in this newfound climate of collaboration that I will be reintroducing my Parliamentary motion to raise awareness to the threat of Anaphylaxis, a medical condition which involves severe and life threatening allergic reactions. This motion is to be referred to as, "M-230". This initiative has received broad cross-party support in the past and I am certain that it will enjoy such support again.

As seen previously, the aim of this legislation will be to help Canadians better understand this often fatal condition that affects close to 1 in 13 Canadians according to recent medical research.

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dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:42 pm 
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Parliment is in session now again... and I guess the number has changed - it is M 230.

I wonder when it will be spoken of again? I did find this... http://cai-allergies.ca/?tag=m-230

I also went to a bbq again last weekend in support of our protective services and spoke with Rona Ambrose (my MP) once again. I reminded her of it and how important it is.

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dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
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dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:18 pm 
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Help spread the news of CAI
by CAI on October 14, 2011


Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative

A network of Canadian families committed to raising awareness of anaphylaxis on Parliament Hill and with federal government officials

http://cai-allergies.ca/?p=157

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