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Mississauga City MPs push anaphylaxis awareness

MISSISSAUGA NEWS (by Ian Colpitts) — Five Mississauga MPs were on the frontlines of a successful motion in parliament to raise awareness of anaphylaxis.

Mississauga-Erindale MP Bob Dechert, along with fellow Mississauga MPs Brad Butt (Mississauga-Streetsville), Stella Ambler (Mississauga South), Wladyslaw Lizon (Mississauga East-Cooksville) and Eve Adams (Mississauga-Brampton South), took part in the unanimous vote on May 22.

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening medical condition brought on by severe allergies.

The Epipen is a disposable, pre-filled automatic injection device that administers epinephrine in the event of a severe allergic reaction.

Since Dec. 2010, Dechert has been working with constituent Debbie Bruce, co-director of the Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative, to get the motion through parliament.

“It is very comforting to know every Member of Parliament across Canada stands with us in our efforts to increase awareness and reduce the risks for those living with anaphylaxis,” Bruce said.

“All of us in Mississauga are very lucky to have such dedicated people working so very hard for us in Ottawa.”

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