National Colorectal Cancer Month Act

An Act to designate the month of March as National Colorectal Cancer Month

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.


Mario Silva  Liberal

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


Introduced, as of Nov. 5, 2010
(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 March in each and every year as “National Colorectal Cancer Month”.


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National Colorectal Cancer Month ActRoutine Proceedings

November 5th, 2010 / 12:10 p.m.
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Mario Silva Liberal Davenport, ON

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)