National Perinatal Bereavement Awareness Day Act

An Act to Establish National Perinatal Bereavement Awareness Day

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


Christine Moore  NDP

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


Introduced, as of June 18, 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 October 15 in each and every year as “National Perinatal Bereavement Awareness Day”.


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National Perinatal Bereavement Awareness Day ActRoutine Proceedings

June 18th, 2015 / 10:15 a.m.
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Christine Moore NDP Abitibi—Témiscamingue, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-700, An Act to Establish National Perinatal Bereavement Awareness Day.

Mr. Speaker, every year, thousands of families are affected by perinatal bereavement. This kind of loss is considered one of the hardest things anyone could ever go through in their adult life, and it can cause physical and psychological suffering for the parents and the extended family. These parents often isolate themselves, since it is such a difficult experience to go through.

I therefore ask my fellow parliamentarians to recognize the importance of raising awareness about perinatal bereavement. That is why I want October 15 to be declared national perinatal bereavement awareness day.

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