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)