Bill C-314

Breast Density Awareness Act

An Act respecting the awareness of screening among women with dense breast tissue

This bill was tabled by Patrick Brown on Oct. 4, 2011.

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  • 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

First Reading

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  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Private Members' Business > Breast Density Awareness Act

    The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at third reading stage of Bill C-314 under private members' business.

    May 9, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Breast Density Awareness Act

    The House resumed from May 8 consideration of the motion that Bill C-314, An Act respecting the awareness of screening among women with dense breast tissue, be read the third time and passed.

    May 9, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Leona Aglukkaq
    Leona Aglukkaq spoke about Oral Questions > Health

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague, the member for Kildonan—St. Paul, for that great question. I would also like to thank the member for Barrie for introducing his bill, Bill C-314, regarding raising awareness for women with dense breast tissue. I hope it will result in more lives being saved. ... more

    May 9, 2012,   Parliament
  • Vote 193
    That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
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    May 9, 2012
  • Photo of Rick Dykstra
    Rick Dykstra spoke about Private Members' Business > Breast Density Awareness Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am certainly pleased to be speaking in support of Bill C-314, regarding dense breast tissue and the importance of breast cancer screening. ... more

    May 8, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Libby Davies
    Libby Davies spoke about Private Members' Business > Breast Density Awareness Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise in the House today to speak at report stage, the first hour of debate, to Bill C-314. I would like to congratulate the member for Barrie for bringing forward this bill. I agree that when we bring forward private members' business, whether it is a bill or a motion, it is an opportunity for each of us to show initiative, to bring forward an issue for greater awareness and, hopefully, get support in the House to make an advancement. There are women who live with dense breast tissue and may not be aware of their higher risk. There is still unfortunately too little known about the issue. So we very much appreciate this bill coming forward. ... more

    May 8, 2012,   Parliament
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    Patrick Brown spoke about Private Members' Business > Breast Density Awareness Act

    moved that Bill C-314, An Act respecting the awareness of screening among women with dense breast tissue, be read the third time and passed. ... more

    May 8, 2012,   Parliament
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    Patrick Brown spoke about Private Members' Business > Breast Density Awareness Act
    March 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Breast Density Awareness Act

    The House proceeded to the consideration of Bill C-314, An Act respecting the awareness of screening among women with dense breast tissue, as reported (without amendment) from the committee, and of Motion No. 1.

    March 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • Vote 173
    That Bill C-314, in Clause 2, be amended by adding after line 20 on page 3 the following: “( d) ensuring, ... more
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    March 14, 2012
  • Photo of Christine Moore
    Christine Moore spoke about Private Members' Business > Breast Density Awareness Act > Motions in amendment

    Mr. Speaker, Bill C-314 seeks to improve breast cancer screening measures for women with dense breast tissue. ... more

    March 12, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rosane Doré Lefebvre
    Rosane Doré Lefebvre spoke about Private Members' Business > Breast Density Awareness Act > Motions in amendment

    Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise in the House today to debate Bill C-314, An Act respecting the awareness of screening among women with dense breast tissue. As a young woman, I am aware that I am at risk of developing breast cancer. In fact, we all are, because breast cancer can affect anyone, both men and women, young and old. ... more

    March 12, 2012,   Parliament
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    Patrick Brown spoke about Private Members' Business > Breast Density Awareness Act > Motions in amendment

    Mr. Speaker, Bill C-314, An Act respecting the awareness of screening among women with dense breast tissue, is a piece of legislation that I have drafted because I truly want to make a difference. I want to ensure more women are aware of the impact of dense breast tissue on the analysis of a mammogram. ... more

    March 12, 2012,   Parliament
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    Andrew Scheer spoke about Private Members' Business > Breast Density Awareness Act > Speaker's Ruling

    There is one motion in amendment standing on the notice paper for the report stage of Bill C-314, standing in the name of the hon. member for Vancouver Centre. At first glance, it appears that this motion could have been presented in committee. ... more

    March 12, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Breast Density Awareness Act

    The House proceeded to the consideration of Bill C-314, An Act respecting the awareness of screening among women with dense breast tissue, as reported (without amendment) from the committee.

    March 12, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joy Smith
    Joy Smith spoke about Routine Proceedings > Committees of the House > Health

    Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the third report of the Standing Committee on Health in relation to Bill C-314, An Act respecting the awareness of screening among women with dense breast tissue. The committee has studied the bill and has decided to report the bill back to the House without amendment.

    Feb. 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mr. Bruce Cole (As an Individual) spoke

    Thank you, Madam Chairman. ... more

    Jan. 31, 2012,   Parliament
  • Dr. Tina Ureten spoke

    Madame Chair and dear members of this committee, I would like to thank you for this opportunity. ... more

    Jan. 31, 2012,   Parliament
  • Ms. Cathy Ammendolea (Chair of the Board of Directors, Canadian Breast Cancer Network) spoke

    Madam Chair and everyone, good morning. ... more

    Jan. 31, 2012,   Parliament
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    Thank you, Madam Chair. It's great to have the bill here at the health committee. ... more

    Jan. 31, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joy Smith
    Joy Smith spoke

    Good morning, everyone. We have a quorum, so we're going to start right on time, pursuant to the order of reference of Friday, December 9, 2011, in regard to Bill C-314, an act respecting the awareness of screening among women with dense breast tissue. ... more

    Jan. 31, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Patrick Brown
    Patrick Brown spoke about Private Members' Business > Breast Density Awareness Act

    Madam Speaker, before I get into the essence of the bill, I want to respond to a few of the comments made by the member for Scarborough—Rouge River. ... more

    Dec. 9, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rathika Sitsabaiesan
    Rathika Sitsabaiesan spoke about Private Members' Business > Breast Density Awareness Act

    Madam Speaker, as a woman who, like most Canadians, has had friends and family struggle against cancer, I am proud to be given the opportunity to rise today in the House and state without reservation that I will use my mandate to search for practical and effective ways to fight cancer. ... more

    Dec. 9, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kelly Block
    Kelly Block spoke about Private Members' Business > Breast Density Awareness Act

    Madam Speaker, I am pleased to speak in support of Bill C-314, An Act respecting the awareness of screening among women with dense breast tissue, introduced by my colleague, the hon. member for Barrie. ... more

    Dec. 9, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Carolyn Bennett
    Carolyn Bennett spoke about Private Members' Business > Breast Density Awareness Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise here this afternoon to speak to Bill C-314. This bill calls on the Government of Canada to encourage the use of existing initiatives in order to increase awareness among women about the implications of heterogeneous or dense breast tissue for breast cancer screening, and to assist women and health care providers in making well-informed decisions regarding screening. ... more

    Dec. 9, 2011,   Parliament
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