Bill C-211 Moves Forward
Prince George, B.C.- Cariboo- Prince George M.P Todd Doherty’s Bill C-211 was up for debate in the House of Commons this morning, and the debate drew passionate response.
The Bill calls for a national framework to provide supports for veterans and first responders who are battling Post Traumatic Stress disorder “This bill sends a message that this is not a battle you have to fight by yourself” said M.P. Doherty.
“This is not any single party’s issue” said M.P Jim Eglinski rather, he said it is an opportunity for all M.Ps to “stand together” to support those who have served Canadians.
“Freedom is not free, there is a cost to freedom , and that cost is a human cost” said M.P. Doherty “This bill sends a message to our silent sentinels that this is not a battle you have to fight by yourself, it’s up to all of us, Federal, Provincial Territorial legislators to come up with a plan to ensure that no one is left behind.”
The Bill has received support for Third reading which calls for it to be sent to the Standing Committee on Health for review .