Mr. Speaker, the second petition, also from constituents of Okanagan—Shuswap, with a total of 120 signatures, asks that the Canada Health Act be amended to include intensive behavioural intervention therapy treatment based on the principles of applied behavioural analysis as an essential treatment for autism. The petitioners ask that university academic chairs be appointed at each university to teach autism treatment. They also request that all provinces be required to help people with autism by providing funding for this essential treatment.
In the House of Commons on February 23rd, 2005. See this statement in context.