moved for leave to introduce Bill C-590, An Act to designate the month of March as National Colorectal Cancer Month.
Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise today in the House to introduce a bill that would designate March of every year as national colorectal cancer month. I have introduced this bill in previous Parliaments. It is important to bring awareness to this disease, as it affects one in fourteen men and one in sixteen women. Too many Canadians die with this disease. If it is caught and treated early, people have a great chance of survival.
I urge all my colleagues in this House to assist in recognizing this important cause.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)