Standing Committee on Health (HESA)

This week the Health committee examined two bills put forward my Members of Parliament.  Bill C-313, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act, examined how non-corrective lenses should be placed under the same regulation as corrective lenses.  The issue was that without proper regulation individuals are increasing the risk to their eyes due to improper use, fitting and cleaning.  Bill C-278, An Act respecting a day to increase public awareness about epilepsy, was discussed to implement March 26th as a day to increase awareness about epilepsy.  There are many individuals who have been diagnosed with epilepsy but very few make others aware due to stigmatization around issue.  Increased awareness would de-stigmatize the incorrect assumptions people have about the condition.