Canadian Autism Day Act

An Act respecting a Canadian Autism Day

This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.


Peter Stoffer  NDP

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


Not active, as of Nov. 24, 2005
(This bill did not become law.)


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Canadian Autism Day ActRoutine Proceedings

November 24th, 2005 / 10:10 a.m.
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Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-454, An Act respecting a Canadian Autism Day.

Mr. Speaker, I believe this is a bill which all members of Parliament in the House and in the Senate can eventually agree with.

What we are trying to do is make April 23 national autism day to bring awareness to the fact that 1 out of every 190 children in this country are born with some form of autism and how they are not even covered under the provincial, territorial or federal health acts.

With a day of recognition hopefully we will all understand and recognize the difficulties families with children with autism have, so we can move them toward becoming a progressive part of our future.

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