Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to inform the House that December is the Lung Association's Christmas seal campaign month.
In Canada, over three million people suffer from serious lung conditions. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which chronically restricts the supply of air to the lungs, is the fourth leading cause of death in Canada.
Our clean air act will help prevent lung diseases.
Our government is concerned about how lung diseases affect Canadians and has been collaborating with the Lung Association on various programs for a long time. We intend to keep working with them to reach our common goal: improving pulmonary health.
I therefore urge all of my colleagues to support the 2006 Christmas seals campaign during the month of December.
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and merry Christmas.