Letter to the editor: Kids’ pain meds need bilingual labels?

Listed below are in the present day’s Ottawa Solar letters to the editor.

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So hospitals are being overrun with youngsters affected by numerous respiratory illnesses. A contributing issue to the variety of youngsters going to emergency departments is mother and father’ incapability to entry primary youngsters’s medication to allow them to deal with fever and ache at house.

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One of many causes cabinets are empty of youngsters’s Tylenol and different medicines is we’re apparently unable to import the product from the U.S. and elsewhere as a result of they don’t have bilingual packaging. I used to be within the U.S. lately and youngsters’s Tylenol was broadly obtainable, such that I used to be in a position to deliver some again for my very own grandchildren. I word that different mother and father are actually resorting to driving throughout the border simply to purchase youngsters’s Tylenol.

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How silly can the Liberal-led paperwork be? They’re placing bilingualism above the well being of our kids. The federal government has apparently now granted a waiver to permit the import of “English solely” Tylenol to be used in hospitals and medical services, however won’t but permit it to be despatched to shops the place mother and father can entry it for his or her youngsters. Will the oldsters at Well being Canada and the Liberal authorities please give their collective heads a shake and approve the import of “English solely” Tylenol to the 9 provinces and three territories that can permit it on their retailer cabinets.

Giving mother and father the instruments they should deal with their youngsters at house will scale back the burden on the hospitals. Get up!



(We’re fairly certain Francophone youngsters in bilingual New Brunswick, japanese Ontario and elements of Nova Scotia want ache aid, too.)

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In late October, mom Melanie Paradis and her husband drove into Lewiston, N.Y., stopped at Tops Pleasant Markets grocer and Ceremony Support pharmacy and purchased youngsters’s fever and ache medicines. (That’s medicines — plural.) When Melanie returned house to Canada, she shipped a few of her provide to a buddy. Two weeks later and nonetheless on a mission, Melanie went again to the U.S., returned house and shipped a bottle of youngsters’s fever and ache medication to eight totally different households in Canada.

Right here’s my tackle all that: Well being Canada ought to rent Melanie Paradis to care for Canada’s scarcity of Toddler and Kids’s Tylenol as a result of someday final week I used to be “allowed” to purchase one — that’s one bottle — of toddler Tylenol in comparison with Melanie who’s distributing youngsters’s fever and ache medicines in document numbers throughout Canada.

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Approach to go, Melanie!



(Doesn’t sound that sensible to us.)


The telephone name between Trudeau and Ford — the content material launched on the Emergencies Act inquiry — spoke volumes. Trudeau critically undermined his authority to invoke the EA by saying “the police might deal with the ‘Freedom Convoy.’” Each blamed the Ottawa Police Service and Mayor Jim Watson for his or her incapability to disband the protracted protest.

OPP Supt. Morris, a superb witness at this inquiry, mentioned beforehand that the danger and risk evaluation performed by the RCMP and CSIS decided the “Freedom Convoy” posed no nationwide safety danger. To satisfy the standards to invoke the EA, Trudeau needed to really feel nationwide safety was below risk.

Let’s hope, going ahead, a main minister fastidiously weighs all different choices earlier than suspending freedoms by invoking the EA.



(Let’s hope.)

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