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Brad Butt speaking in House of Commons on Food Allergy Awareness Month

“Mr. Speaker,

May is National Food Allergy Awareness Month and is an important reminder that millions of Canadians have food allergies and anaphylaxis and that much more can be done to raise awareness and to support those with this condition.

Last May, the House of Commons unanimously passed Motion 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.” 

Every Member of this House knows someone with a food allergy.

I want to thank groups like the Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative and Mississauga resident Debbie Bruce for championing this issue.  There is no reason why someone should become critically ill or die as a result of anaphylaxis.  We can do more to make places – like airplanes – more food allergy safe and ensure EpiPens are available.

These groups call on Health Canada and Transport Canada to work with them to improve the lives of those living with food allergies.”

more information contact:
Office of Brad Butt, MP
(905) 812-1811

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