Bill C-280

National Strategy for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) Act

An Act to establish a National Strategy for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)

This bill was tabled by Kirsty Duncan on Sept. 22, 2011.

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How does a bill become a law?

Don’t trust Schoolhouse Rock – that’s for Americans. To become a law, a bill in the Canada’s Parliament needs to go through the following steps, and pass when voted on during each step:

  • It all starts with the first reading, when the bill is introduced.
  • Next comes the second reading, when other MPs or Senators get to debate the bill.
  • After that, the bill goes to a committee that studies and amends it line-by-line. Once they finish, the bill goes returns to the House or Senate for the report stage, where anyone can propose amendments.
  • The third reading is the moment of truth: no more changes, just a debate and a final vote on whether or not the bill should pass.
  • If a bill makes it through all of those steps – in both the House of Commons and Senate – it’s ready to get Royal Assent and become a law.

Status of this Bill

Introduction and First Reading

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  • Photo of Bruce Stanton
    Bruce Stanton spoke about Private Members' Business > National Strategy for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) Act

    It being 5:30 p.m., the House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at second reading stage of Bill C-280 under private members' business. ... more

    Feb. 29, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > National Strategy for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) Act

    The House resumed from February 15 consideration of the motion that Bill C-280, An Act to establish a National Strategy for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    Feb. 29, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kirsty Duncan
    Kirsty Duncan spoke about Statements By Members > Multiple Sclerosis

    Mr. Speaker, 55,000 to 75,000 Canadians live with devastating MS. Tonight, all members will have the opportunity to vote their conscience, to do the right thing and to vote to develop a national strategy for CCSVI. ... more

    Feb. 29, 2012,   Parliament
  • Vote 136
    That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.
    • Against 93%
      Conservative
    • In favour 100%
      NDP
    • Against 100%
      Bloc
    • In favour 100%
      Liberal
    • In favour 100%
      Green
    Feb. 29, 2012
  • Photo of Kirsty Duncan
    Kirsty Duncan spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Multiple Sclerosis

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present this petition regarding CCSVI as I am just back from delivering talks at the International Society for Neurovascular Disease conference. ... more

    Feb. 27, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kirsty Duncan
    Kirsty Duncan spoke about Private Members' Business > Multiple Sclerosis

    Mr. Speaker, I am thankful for the opportunity to speak to Motion No. 274, which essentially calls for information. Quite unbelievably, this information will not even begin to be collected until September 2012. That is 33 months since Canadians began travelling offshore for treatment. Even more unbelievably, this information will not be available for several more years. This is unconscionable, given that thousands of Canadians have already travelled for CCSVI treatments. ... more

    Feb. 16, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kirsty Duncan
    Kirsty Duncan spoke about Private Members' Business > National Strategy for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) Act

    Madam Speaker, the government claims it has a moral and ethical obligation to work with the scientific and medical community and proceed only on the basis of the best medical and scientific evidence. The government has not pursued the best science or the leading experts and it has failed in its moral responsibility. The government has lagged every step of the way, despite the fact that 400 people die each year of MS in Canada and patients worsen, on average, by one disability score each year. ... more

    Feb. 16, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Pierre Jacob
    Pierre Jacob spoke about Private Members' Business > National Strategy for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) Act

    Madam Speaker, it is with gravity that I am taking part in the second reading debate of Bill C-280, introduced by the hon. member for Etobicoke North. ... more

    Feb. 16, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Christine Moore
    Christine Moore spoke about Private Members' Business > National Strategy for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) Act

    Madam Speaker, I am pleased to rise to speak to Bill C-280. Before I talk about this bill, I would like to give an introduction so that people at home and my colleagues who do not have a medical background can better understand its implications. I will try to summarize it all so that people may have a better understanding of my opinion of this bill. ... more

    Feb. 16, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joy Smith
    Joy Smith spoke about Private Members' Business > National Strategy for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) Act

    Madam Speaker, I am very pleased to speak to this as I chaired the subcommittee on this particular topic a couple of years ago. ... more

    Feb. 15, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Carolyn Bennett
    Carolyn Bennett spoke about Private Members' Business > National Strategy for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am very honoured to rise here today to speak to Bill C-280, An Act to establish a National Strategy for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI). ... more

    Feb. 15, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > National Strategy for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) Act

    The House resumed from December 8, 2011, consideration of the motion that Bill C-280, An Act to establish a National Strategy for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    Feb. 15, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Ralph Goodale
    Ralph Goodale spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Multiple Sclerosis

    Mr. Speaker, I have a petition to file today signed by a significant number of people across the central part of Saskatchewan expressing their concern for Canadians who are suffering from chronic cerebral spinal venous insufficiency. ... more

    Feb. 13, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kirsty Duncan
    Kirsty Duncan spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Multiple Sclerosis

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present this petition on CCSVI. ... more

    Feb. 8, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kirsty Duncan
    Kirsty Duncan spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Multiple Sclerosis

    Mr. Speaker, I have four petitions to present today. ... more

    Dec. 15, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kirsty Duncan
    Kirsty Duncan spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Multiple Sclerosis

    Mr. Speaker, my second petition is regarding CCSVI. ... more

    Dec. 12, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kellie Leitch
    Kellie Leitch spoke about Private Members' Business > National Strategy for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) Act

    Mr. Speaker, multiple sclerosis is a devastating disease. It attacks the nervous system and affects people's vision, mobility, balance, and ability to maintain a memory. Because MS is progressive, its course is highly variable and unpredictable. The emotional, physical and financial drain on those who are affected and on their families is immeasurable. ... more

    Dec. 9, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Colin Carrie
    Colin Carrie spoke about Private Members' Business > National Strategy for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise in the House today to talk about the actions being undertaken by our government with regard to multiple sclerosis. ... more

    Dec. 8, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Colin Carrie
    Colin Carrie spoke about Private Members' Business > National Strategy for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) Act

    Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for all the work she has done to bring this very important issue to the forefront. However, I am somewhat concerned with her bill and about the concept of having politicians trying to legislate scientific research and trials. Even Dr. Zamboni, who started the procedure, says we need more scientific research. ... more

    Dec. 8, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kirsty Duncan
    Kirsty Duncan spoke about Private Members' Business > National Strategy for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) Act

    moved that Bill C-280, An Act to establish a National Strategy for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI), be read the second time and referred to a committee. ... more

    Dec. 8, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Harold Albrecht

    Are there questions or comments on Bill C-316? ... more

    Oct. 18, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kirsty Duncan
    Kirsty Duncan spoke about Routine Proceedings > National Strategy for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-280, An Act to establish a National Strategy for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI). ... more

    Sept. 21, 2011,   Parliament