National Perinatal Bereavement Awareness Day Act

An Act to establish National Perinatal Bereavement Awareness Day


Christine Moore  NDP

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


Introduced, as of Feb. 3, 2016

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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

February 3rd, 2016 / 3:30 p.m.
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Christine Moore NDP Abitibi—Témiscamingue, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-216, An Act to establish National Perinatal Bereavement Awareness Day.

Mr. Speaker, it is important to raise awareness about perinatal bereavement in Canada, because it is one of the most stressful experiences a couple can go through. Unfortunately, thousands of Canadians go through this very difficult experience every year and they need support.

I think that Parliament should become aware of this reality and provide more help to the affected parents. That help could only have a positive impact. I am pleased to introduce this bill today.

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