Matthew Kellway spoke about Private Members' Business > World Autism Awareness Day Act
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to speak in support of Bill S-206, An Act respecting World Autism Awareness Day. ... moreJune 19, 2012, Parliament
Christine Moore spoke about Private Members' Business > World Autism Awareness Day Act
Mr. Speaker, World Autism Awareness Day is a step in the right direction, but I think other steps must follow in terms of funding and awareness. ... moreFeb. 28, 2012, Parliament
Glenn Thibeault spoke about Routine Proceedings > Canada Health Act
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-218, An Act to amend the Canada Health Act (Autism Spectrum Disorders). ... moreJune 15, 2011, Parliament
An Act to amend the Canada Health Act (Autism Spectrum Disorders)
This bill was tabled by Glenn Thibeault on June 16, 2011.
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