Standing Committee on Health (HESA)

The Standing Committee on Health has turned its attention to Bill C-300, An Act respecting a Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention.  Brought forward by M.P. Harold Albrecht, the Bill seeks to increase awareness about suicide and how mental illness, social surroundings and pressures can lead individuals to committing suicide.  Witnesses have included the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Department of Health, Public Health Agency of Canada and the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council among others.  Denise Batters, wife of late former M.P. Dave Batters, attended the committee to provide her experience in hope of establishing a framework regarding suicide prevention.

The minutes for both meetings can be found here  and here.