Megan Leslie, MP Halifax NS:
Each year over 3,500 Canadians die by suicide. That means 10 people die by suicide every day. No community goes untouched by suicide.
On the 5th of November I was honoured to introduce my Private Member's Bill C-593, An Act respecting a National Strategy for Suicide Prevention that will direct the Federal government to establish a national suicide prevention strategy, in consultation with the provincial, territorial and First Nations Governments.
Since that time this Bill has gained considerable momentum, and we have gained the support of many community allies, and with their help we have begun to bring more awareness to this issue that affects the lives of so many Canadians.
I am so proud of the progress this bill has made in such a short time but more needs to be done.
For your information below are links to the work that has been done on this bill to date, and should you wish to receive more information about this bill or would like to share any information please do not hesitate to be in touch with my office.
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