Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present to the House today.
The first petition is on the subject of acetaminophen and contains about 142 signatures from across British Columbia and many from Quebec as well. The petitioners are calling on Parliament to take note that acetaminophen is the most common pharmaceutical involved in unintentional and intentional poisonings in all age groups in British Columbia. They note that both acute and chronic acetaminophen overdose can cause potentially fatal liver toxicity. The petitioners are calling for appropriate warning labels to reduce the incidence.
The petitioners are asking Parliament to require that warning labels for products containing acetaminophen indicate that acute and chronic overdose may lead to fatal liver toxicity.