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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:23 pm 
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Anaphylaxis Motion-230 is expected to be debated in the House of Commons on Friday, April 19, 2013.

From March 29 – April 13, 2013 our federal Members of Parliament will be available in their constituency offices to meet with local residents. This is a great opportunity to make a phone call or request a meeting. Please tell your MP about the challenges faced by allergic individuals and their families and specifically – your family.

Ask for your MP to support MP Dean Allison's Anaphylaxis Motion M-230 when it comes before the House of Commons.

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

Anaphylaxis Motion M-230

“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." Dean Allison, MP Niagara West-Glanbrook

CAI Goals
The Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative has a 5-point Policy request of the Federal Government. These policy objectives are the group’s primary goals:
1.Federal Coordination – of programs and services dealing with anaphylaxis and food allergy information; seeking a comprehensive and coordinated response by federal government offices and agencies to the various health and quality of life issues relating to anaphylaxis.
2.Coordinated Awareness Campaigns – of national, general public information initiatives, and accurate and targeted information to groups such as medical professionals, first aid and emergency training providers, child care workers, food service providers and to those who work in the hospitality industry.
3.Long Term Commitment to Research – supporting a strategic response and more dollars for research, and standardized and evidence-based guidelines for diagnosis, management and treatment of food allergies and anaphylaxis needs to be developed.
4.Improved Allergen Labeling – for foods, drugs, cosmetics and personal care products. Welcomed labeling regulations were announced February 2011, but more needs to be done, for example, regulating the use of precautionary allergen statements such as “may contain,” and consideration of an “allergy aware” symbol indicating that an item has indeed been reviewed for the 10 major allergens; and Health Canada should follow-through on commitments to improve allergen labeling.
5.Improved Transportation Safeguards – relating to airline and public transportation policies that reduce risks for food allergic passengers; made in consultation with the anaphylaxis community.

Please go to www.cai-allergies.ca for complete information on the Motion.

Find your MP by postal code:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parlinfo/Compilat ... Language=E

Find your MP by region:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/MembersOfParliame ... od=Current

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:57 pm 
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I sent a very lengthy email to our local MP about my experiences and my recommendations, mentioning that there are thousands of Canadians who can say the same. This motion will improve our lives and those of everyone we know.

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other family members allergic to to dairy, egg, peanut, peach, banana, sesame, environmentals


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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
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Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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