National Framework for Diabetes Act

An Act to establish a national framework for diabetes

Sponsor

Sonia Sidhu  Liberal

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

Status

Second reading (House), as of March 5, 2020

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Summary

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This enactment provides for the development of a national framework designed to support improved access for Canadians to diabetes prevention and treatment.

Elsewhere

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National Framework for Diabetes ActRoutine Proceedings

February 27th, 2020 / 10:05 a.m.
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Liberal

Sonia Sidhu Liberal Brampton South, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-237, an act to establish a national framework for diabetes.

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise in the House today to introduce my bill, an act to establish a national framework for diabetes. Today, 11 million Canadians have diabetes or pre-diabetes. Brampton has the highest rate of diabetes. In the birthplace of insulin, how can we not take stronger action toward improving the lives of nearly one-third of Canadians?

Presently, 20 Canadians are diagnosed with diabetes every hour of every day. The national framework seeks to improve access to treatment and prevention of diabetes through education, consultation with the federal and provincial governments and indigenous groups, clinical practice guidelines and, most importantly, a united approach to ensure better health outcomes for Canadians.

Through my bill, I am confident that one day soon we will extinguish the torch outside Banting House. Together, we will find a way to defeat diabetes.

I want to thank the member for Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam for seconding the motion to introduce my bill.

I encourage all members in the House to join in support of improving the lives of millions of Canadians across Canada.

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

National Framework for Diabetes ActRoutine Proceedings

February 27th, 2020 / 10:10 a.m.
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Conservative

Bob Saroya Conservative Markham—Unionville, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-238, an act to amend the Criminal Code (possession of unlawfully imported firearms).

Mr. Speaker, people from across the GTA and my riding are scared. Every day the media reports new shootings that are more horrible than the last, and this weekend was no different. In 2018, shootings reached an all-time high. In 2019, the record was broken again. We know that organized crime is behind most of the shootings and innocent people get caught up in the violence. According to the Toronto chief of police, smuggled guns are the weapons of choice for these criminals.

When I spoke with members of law enforcement, they said they were frustrated. Police pick up dangerous offenders and they are back on the streets the next day on bail. When convicted, serious criminals are getting a slap on the wrist.

There is no reason to have smuggled guns. Today, I am proposing a bill that would have the punishment fit the crime for this dangerous offence.

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

National Framework for Diabetes ActRoutine Proceedings

February 27th, 2020 / 10:10 a.m.
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Conservative

Candice Bergen Conservative Portage—Lisgar, MB

Mr. Speaker, I think if you seek it you will find unanimous consent for the following motion: That notwithstanding the Standing Orders or usual practices of the House, Bill C-4, an act to implement the agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States, reported back earlier today, be permitted to be considered by the House tomorrow at report stage.