Other Parties Oblivious to Cancer Epidemic, Says MacKenzie
OTTAWA -The Green Party of Canada candidate for Ottawa West-Nepean minces no words when describing the lack of action of the other parties around the alarming rates of cancer in Canada.
Mark MacKenzie, also a board member of the group Prevent Cancer Now, says that the other parties are fiddling while Rome burns. People are afflicted with this terrible disease. Thanks to the complete lack of leadership demonstrated by the other parties, all we do is treat cancer after the fact. This approach is costing people their lives and draining our communities of talented and caring people.
"There is much that can be done to prevent the occurrence and reoccurrence of cancer. Why are the other parties so slow-footed in the face of the tragedy that has been unfolding for many a year? We all know people in our immediate families that have been afflicted. It is time for the silence to end and for our elected officials to be held accountable. As a candidate for public office I will make this a top priority," promises MacKenzie.
According to Prevent Cancer Now on average, 3,340 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer every week. On average 1,470 Canadians die of cancer every week.
"What is amazing to me is that the Liberals and Conservatives have come to view this horrible situation as a natural, normative state of affairs. No one except our party is raising a hue and cry. This suggests a complete divorce from reality on their part," asserts MacKenzie.
Hundreds of chemicals used in our everyday life carry risks of increased cancer, infertility, learning disabilities and other intellectual impairment, and damage to the immune system. There are less-toxic substitutes for many products, but industry lobbies to maintain their registration and legal use drown out the voices of concerned health professionals and families concerned about avoiding unnecessary sickness.
"When elected, we will treat the crisis head on and not allow another generation to suffer as this one has," promises MacKenzie.
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