National Ovarian Cancer Month Act

An Act to establish National Ovarian Cancer Month

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.


Mario Silva  Liberal

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


Not active, as of Sept. 28, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

The purpose of this enactment is to designate the month of September in each year as National Ovarian Cancer Month.


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National Ovarian Cancer Month ActRoutine Proceedings

September 28th, 2006 / 10 a.m.
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Mario Silva Liberal Davenport, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-355, An Act to establish National Ovarian Cancer Month.

Mr. Speaker, on a day when this House and the Liberal Party are dedicating their time to advancing women's rights, I am humbled to be able to introduce a bill that would fight and raise awareness of a disease that afflicts over 2,600 Canadian women per year.

Ovarian cancer is often treatable when caught in the early stages. However, due to its vague symptoms, it is imperative that we support research into early detection tests and raise awareness of this disease across Canada.

Therefore, it gives me great pleasure to introduce my private member's bill which will declare September as national ovarian cancer month. I would especially like to thank Ryan Kelahear for his hard work on this file and extend personal support for the women and families fighting this disease. Together we can find a cure.

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