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MP’s Bill Returns to House

Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 5:57 AM

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.

The Bill calls on the Federal Government to  develop a national framework  to  deal with  PTSD and the mental health challenges which face  members of the military,  veterans  and  first  responders.ptsdgraphic

“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.”



Would love to see this bill pushed through for the sake of those battered individuals who do incredible things to keep the rest of us safe.
C’mon JT, just because you didn’t think of it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t move forward. And quit insulting people. When you’re asked a question in english, reply in english.

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