National Vitamin D Day Act

An Act to establish a National Vitamin D Day

This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

James Lunney  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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This enactment designates November 2 in each and every year as “National Vitamin D Day”.

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National Vitamin D Day Act
Routine Proceedings

February 2nd, 2012 / 10:05 a.m.
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Conservative

James Lunney Nanaimo—Alberni, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-388, An Act to establish a National Vitamin D Day.

Mr. Speaker, abundant scientific research in the past decade has underscored the vital role of vitamin D in boosting immune response and reducing the risk of serious diseases including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, multiple sclerosis and even viral infections such as the flu. The B.C. Cancer Agency recommends 1,500 international units to reduce the risk of cancer. A recent study suggests health care savings in the billions of dollars by increasing Canadians' levels of vitamin D.

This bill would expand the initiative by municipalities from Vancouver to St. John's. It would establish November 2 as National Vitamin D Day. Everybody ought to know.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)