Addiction Recovery Week Act

An Act to establish Addiction Recovery Week

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


David Wilks  Conservative

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


Introduced, as of May 7, 2015
(This bill did not become law.)


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

This enactment designates the week commencing on the fourth Saturday of September in each and every year as “Addiction Recovery Week”.


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.

Addiction Recovery Week ActRoutine Proceedings

May 7th, 2015 / 10 a.m.
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David Wilks Conservative Kootenay—Columbia, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-674, An Act to establish Addiction Recovery Week.

Mr. Speaker, I am humbled and honoured to stand in this place today to introduce an act to establish addiction recovery week. This bill would recognize the week commencing on the fourth Saturday of September as addiction recovery week.

As a person in long-term recovery, I say we must remove the stigma that is attached to addiction recovery and celebrate those who have taken the long road back to prosperity and a healthy life. This bill would be a significant step forward in doing just that.

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