National Brain Health Education and Awareness Month Act

An Act respecting a National Brain Health Education and Awareness Month

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

Sponsor

Kirsty Duncan  Liberal

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

Status

Introduced, as of Nov. 17, 2010
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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

This enactment designates the month of March in each and every year as “National Brain Health Education and Awareness Month”.

Elsewhere

All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

National Brain Health Education and Awareness Month ActRoutine Proceedings

November 17th, 2010 / 3:10 p.m.
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Liberal

Kirsty Duncan Liberal Etobicoke North, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-595, An Act respecting a National Brain Health Education and Awareness Month.

Mr. Speaker, five million Canadians are living with a neurological condition today. This bill would designate the month of March as National Brain Awareness Month in order to help raise awareness about neurological disease and injuries.

Designating the month of March as National Brain Awareness Month would educate the people of Canada to enhance their understanding of brain health, including brain diseases, disorders and injuries. It would ensure that brain health research was fully funded and that preventive measures, treatment and support were universally accessible. It would confirm the government's commitment to improving the quality of life of all persons who live with a brain condition and of their families and informal caregivers.

It is my hope that hon. members will support the bill. It is my hope that the introduction of the bill will help raise awareness about brain health, the need for a national brain strategy and lay the foundation for that national brain strategy to which our party has already committed.

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