An important point is the fear of liability (at the legal and moral level) which perpetrates attitudes and actions. The protective psychological mechanism that comes into action when one knows deeply other people have been harmed, because of their negligence, or because they have been hiding behind the presumed lack of science, because they have minimized, belittled the issues, this mechanism which hides behind denial, camouflage, or aggression needs to be uncovered. Consequences need to be brought to the conscious level, for healing to take place, and prevention to take its role. Now people at governmental, industrial and academic level hide behind the oppressive properties of fear, fear of acknowledging what has happened.
- Michel Joffres, PhD, M.D., Dalhousie University.
Protections important to the security of persons with sensitivities that were supported and promoted by Health Canada in the 1990s disappeared after the 1993 election, when Diane Marleau became health minister.
Since then, Health Canada has been silent about this mistake. People with sensitivities who were supposed to be protected are being injured or killed instead. Prevalence is about 15%.
Celebrating Success! The National Conference on Children with Sensitivities was funded by Justice Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Carleton Board of Education, National Access Awareness Week, Ottawa-Carleton Regional District Health Council, Ontario Ministry of Health, Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton Health Department, Sandy Hill Community Health Centre, The Ottawa Citizen.