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.

Sponsor

David Tilson  Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013

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Summary

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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.

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ALS Month Act
Routine Proceedings

November 30th, 2011 / 3:10 p.m.
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Conservative

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)