This city is looking into a year-long pilot project banning peanuts from 4 sports facilities after a parent, whose child is allergic, told a story of how they can’t take their kid to a Ticats game in fear of a reaction.
As a parent of 2 kids who have the same allergy I think this is a gross over reaction. This issue is more than manageable by the child and parent.
A predictable city councillor is leading the charge of this experiment, that one health official told us is hardly scientific, and wouldn’t yield much in the way of evidence either way.
But sure makes for good media for those who feed off of it.
By the way the parent does not even want a ban, just a nut free zone.
I think we’d all like at council!
Like one councillor’s archaic view to keep home mail delivery, this is just another headline grabber to make it look like the usual suspects are doing something.
As the health expert suggested, this nothing more than a need for education and diligence for the child, the parent and society. Not over reaction.
As one listener put it….
‘WHEN does one’s own allergy, become one’s own responsibility??
I’m Scott Thompson.