National Framework on Cancers Linked to Firefighting Act

An Act to establish a national framework for the prevention and treatment of cancers linked to firefighting

Sponsor

Sherry Romanado  Liberal

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

Status

In committee (House), as of June 22, 2022

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Votes

June 22, 2022 Passed 2nd reading of Bill C-224, An Act to establish a national framework for the prevention and treatment of cancers linked to firefighting

National Framework on Cancers Linked to Firefighting ActRoutine Proceedings

January 31st, 2022 / 3:40 p.m.
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Liberal

Sherry Romanado Liberal Longueuil—Charles-LeMoyne, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-224, an act to establish a national framework for the prevention and treatment of cancers linked to firefighting.

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise today to introduce my bill to Parliament, and thank the member for Kingston and the Islands for seconding it. This legislation would establish a national framework for the prevention and treatment of cancers linked to firefighting and would designate the month of January each year as firefighter cancer awareness month throughout Canada.

Every day, firefighters put their lives on the line to keep Canadians and our communities safe, but did members know that over 85% of all line-of-duty deaths among firefighters in Canada are caused by occupational cancers or that a firefighter's cancer may or may not be recognized as job-related, depending on where he or she lives?

Awareness, education and information sharing are critical to the prevention and early detection of cancers linked to firefighting.

This bill is about saving lives, and I hope all members of the House will support it.

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