moved for leave to introduce Bill C-360, An Act to amend the Canada Health Act (Autism Spectrum Disorder).
Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the seconder of this bill, the hon. member for Nickel Belt.
I am pleased today to introduce this private member's bill, an act to amend the Canada Health Act, and to look at how we can include autism spectrum disorder in it.
Yesterday was World Autism Awareness Day. I still wear my awareness pin proudly. We as parliamentarians need to work together to provide individuals with ASD and their families with the right supports. IBI training is a step in the right direction, but we need a national strategy.
I look forward to the day when all parties can stand together and show our support for individuals and families dealing with autism.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)