moved for leave to introduce Bill C-487, an act respecting a national day against impaired driving.
Mr. Speaker, today I am introducing a bill in the House that will call to the attention of Canadians the need to continue to fight against drunk driving. This private member's bill will dedicate August 14 each year in Canada as the national day against impaired driving.
Each year in our country so many good people are killed or injured by those who deliberately drink and drive. This bill will remind us all of our obligation to resolve the problem. This bill was inspired by Sharlene Verhulst whose twin sister Cindy was killed by a drunk driver. I dedicate the bill to Mark Roffel, Cindy Verhulst, my niece Sheena, a very special person in my life, my niece Krista, and all victims of drunk drivers. This bill should be know as Cindy's bill.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)