National Strategy for Concussion Reduction in Amateur Sports Act

An Act respecting the development of a national strategy to reduce the incidence of concussions in amateur sport

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.

Sponsor

Matthew Dubé  NDP

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

Status

Introduced, as of March 12, 2015
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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

This enactment provides for the development and implementation of a national strategy to reduce the incidence of concussions in amateur sport.

Elsewhere

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National Strategy for Concussion Reduction in Amateur Sports ActRoutine Proceedings

March 12th, 2015 / 10:05 a.m.
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NDP

Matthew Dubé NDP Chambly—Borduas, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-658, An Act respecting the development of a national strategy to reduce the incidence of concussions in amateur sport.

Mr. Speaker, today I am pleased to introduce a bill to reduce concussions. This bill is a major improvement over the previous version.

This bill calls on the Minister of Health to sit down with her provincial colleagues to adopt measures that will mitigate the scourge of concussions among young people.

It is important that the federal government show leadership on this file, and that the Minister of Health sit down with her provincial counterparts, which is what the bill asks, and puts into place measures that would help reduce concussions in amateur sports.

As a former coach myself and as a fan of sports, it is important for parents and for young people to continue to enjoy all of the positive benefits of sports in a safe environment. This bill goes a long way to taking the steps in the right direction.

I hope that my government colleagues will support this initiative. We all love sports, and we all want our young people to be safe.

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