Questioning the Minister about Safety Code 6



Ms. Libby Davies (Vancouver East, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the Royal Society expert panel on the review of Safety Code 6 released its report a month ago and recommended that more research is needed into the health risks of radio frequency fields. Consumers and health advocates are demanding more information and safeguards to reduce exposure to harmful radiation and to investigate radiation hypersensitivity.

    How does the Minister of Health plan to follow up on the concerns coming from the public and the Royal Society’s recommendations?

    Hon. Rona Ambrose (Minister of Health, CPC): Mr. Speaker, first we have already committed to hosting public consultations on any revised safety standards and we do appreciate the work of the Royal Society and we thank it for its report.

    The members should know that Canada’s limits are similar to those of other countries around the world like the United States, Australia, the European Union and Japan, so Canadians should be confident that our limits are some of the strongest science-based standards in the world. However, we will continue to review the Royal Society’s recommendations and we will take all necessary actions to protect Canadians and their families.