moved for leave to introduce Bill C-443, An Act to establish a National Health and Fitness Day.
Mr. Speaker, I rise to introduce my private member's bill, an act to establish a national health and fitness day.
The bill encourages local governments to open the doors of their facilities on a complementary basis on the first Saturday of June each year. It will benefit Canadians by encouraging participation in healthy physical activities at a time when obesity-related conditions such as diabetes are taking an increasing toll on our health and economy.
My bill enjoys broad support in this House, from the member for Sackville—Eastern Shore and from members of the Conservative Party, the NDP, the Liberal Party and the Green Party.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)