MP’s Bill Returns to House
Prince George, B.C.- Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty will see his Private Members Bill C-211 return to the House of Commons on February 9th for second reading.
“I’m fired up for it” says MP Doherty ” We’ve got first responders that are going to be in the gallery for this.”
He says it will be a good opportunity to “Look the others across the way in the eyes and share with them the importance of this bill.”
It has been a project Doherty has been working on even before he was elected . “We’ve done a lot of work on this, I am hopeful we get to third reading. I was also part of the committee that studied the impacts for the establishment of a national framework in the fight against PTSD, OSI (Operational Stress Injury) so it has already been studied and it ( results) were released in early fall.”
He is hopeful that committee work will help move the bill along through the process a little faster “This bill is so important that it needs to get passed, it ensures it’s a line item, whether it’s with this government or future governments, so we can provide the help that is so desperately needed and we don’t lose another life.”