Canadian Search and Rescue Voluntary Service Medal Act

An Act providing for the award of a Canadian Search and Rescue Voluntary Service Medal

Sponsor

Mel Arnold  Conservative

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

Status

Introduced, as of April 10, 2017

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Summary

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This enactment provides for the award of a medal to persons who have volunteered with a search and rescue team.

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Canadian Search and Rescue Voluntary Service Medal ActRoutine Proceedings

April 10th, 2017 / 3:15 p.m.
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Conservative

Mel Arnold Conservative North Okanagan—Shuswap, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-347, An Act providing for the award of a Canadian Search and Rescue Voluntary Service Medal.

Mr. Speaker, my bill seeks to establish an honorary award medal to be given out to search and rescue volunteers in Canada. There are 300 teams and over 12,000 volunteers across Canada. These brave men and women put in endless hours of training and spend even more time on search and rescue missions, often under the harshest of conditions. With all this sacrifice and dedication, there should be recognition of these courageous men and women.

I thank the member for Cariboo—Prince George for seconding and supporting the bill. I give my complete and unreserved support for the establishment of a volunteer search and rescue service medal and urge my fellow members of Parliament here in Ottawa to support this important and meaningful initiative to recognize our search and rescue volunteers.

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