Quebec’s National Assembly asked to recognize environmental sensitivities
September 21, 2011, no rx Montreal
Québec’s National Assembly asked to recognize environmental sensitivities
On September 22 2011,
the Environmental Health Association of Québec (ASEQ-EHAQ) will petition Québec’s National Assembly to recognize environmental sensitivities, a medical condition which has devastating effects on the lives of those affected and their families.
Pierre Marsan, Liberal MNA for Robert-Baldwin riding, will read a Declaration and the Petition asking that May 12 be declared Environmental Sensitivities Day. This is in order to create awareness about this medical condition recognized by the Canadian Human Rights Commission as a handicap so that people suffering from environmental sensitivities in Quebec receive services tailored to their special housing, health and social needs.
EHAQ will set up an information table at the National Assembly to educate MNAs about environmental sensitivities and to explain the various projects the group is developing.
EHAQ is the only group in Québec that provides help and information to people who suffer from environmental sensitivities. According to Statistics Canada, close to 200,000 people have received a medical diagnosis of this condition in Québec.