Verbal Abuse Prevention Week Act

An Act to establish Verbal Abuse Prevention Week

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in May 2004.

This bill was previously introduced in the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session.


Shawn Murphy  Liberal

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


Not active, as of Dec. 3, 2002
(This bill did not become law.)


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Verbal Abuse Prevention Week ActRoutine Proceedings

December 3rd, 2002 / 10:05 a.m.
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Shawn Murphy Liberal Hillsborough, PE

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-320, an act to establish Verbal Abuse Prevention Week.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to re-introduce my private member's bill, formerly Bill C-414. The bill would establish the first week of every October as verbal abuse prevention week.

I have sponsored the bill again in the hope that it will bring to the forefront the seriousness of verbal abuse in our communities, homes and schools, and the importance of raising people's awareness on this topic.

I have received a great deal of support for the, bill, both from the constituents in my riding and from across Canada. The bill deserves to have a second chance in the House of Commons and be voted on by members of Parliament.

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