Teen tanning bed ban not on federal radar

Federal politicians should stop bickering long enough to protect children’s rights

Our federal politicians really should stop bickering long enough to protect children’s rights.

Private member’s bill C-386, “An Act to amend the Radiation Emitting Devices Act (tanning equipment) and to warn Canadians of the cancer risks of using tanning equipment,” was tabled 12 long months ago by a Conservative member of Parliament.

But it appears this bill, aimed at prohibiting all Canadian youth under 18 years of age from purchasing a service known to be a Class 1 physical carcinogen, is not on our government’s agenda, nor that of the opposition parties.

When did we become so callous and self-centered that we can’t even be bothered to listen to our doctors and protect children from cancer when we know how?

Linda Jeaurond

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