Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to inform the House that November 8 to 14 is National Seniors Safety Week.
In Canada injury is a major cause of death and hospitalization among seniors. They account for almost one third of all cases of hospitalization. Injuries experienced by seniors lead to a loss of independence, self-imposed inactivity due to fear and anxiety, admission to an institution and yes, death; not to mention the psychological and social consequences of these injuries to individuals. They are immeasurable.
Seniors want to live in safe and supportive environments that reduce accidental injuries and help seniors maintain their independence.
I urge everyone to join the Canada Safety Council in promoting National Seniors Safety Week and its theme for this year, pedestrian safety, to make living environments safer for all.
I invite you to join me in congratulating the Canada Safety Council—