Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to inform the members of the House that the month of May is Allergy-Asthma Awareness Month.
More than six million Canadians suffer from allergies and asthma. In many cases, these conditions can be life-threatening.
Voluntary organizations, including the Allergy-Asthma Information Association, help people gain control over their symptoms and improve their quality of life. The Allergy-Asthma Information Association provides educational services and support to both affected individuals and their families.
In 1997 the association answered over 70,000 telephone inquiries and requests for information from all regions of Canada.
Please join me in wishing the Allergy-Asthma Information Association a successful awareness month.