ALS Month Act
An Act to designate the month of June as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) Month
This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.
David Tilson Conservative
Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)
Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013
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The purpose of this enactment is to designate the month of June in each and every year as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) Month.
ALS Month Act
November 30th, 2011 / 3:10 p.m.
David Tilson Dufferin—Caledon, ON
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-366, An Act to designate the month of June as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) Month.
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to reintroduce a private member's bill that would designate the month of June as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis month. As it says, it is also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. This bill would ensure that throughout Canada in each and every year, the month of June would be known as ALS month.
I have a very personal connection to this terrible disease. I lost my father to ALS a number of years ago, so raising awareness and encouraging research are causes close to my heart. I hope all members will support this initiative.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)