An Act to amend the Public Health Agency of Canada Act (National Alzheimer Office)
Kirsty Duncan Liberal
Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)
Introduction and First Reading
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Public Health Agency of Canada Act
June 21st, 2011 / 10:05 a.m.
Kirsty Duncan Etobicoke North, ON
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-236, An Act to amend the Public Health Agency of Canada Act (National Alzheimer Office).
Mr. Speaker, my bill, an act to establish a national Alzheimer's office within the Public Health Agency of Canada, aims to reduce the rising tide of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in Canada.
The bill calls for the office to develop a national plan to address dementia in conjunction with the provincial and territorial health departments with special goals and an annual report to Parliament; take necessary measures to accelerate the discovery and development of treatments that would prevent, halt or reverse the course of dementia; encourage greater investment in all areas of dementia research; coordinate with international bodies to continue the fight against dementia globally and to build on Canada's existing contributions in this field; assess and disseminate best practices; improving the quality of life of people with dementia and their caregivers; and make recommendations to support and strengthen Canada's dementia care workforce.
I hope all hon. members will support the bill.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)