Bill S-204

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 on June 27, 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

Committee Report Presented

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    Kirsty Duncan spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Multiple Sclerosis

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a stack of petitions on CSVI. This debate was never based on the science as it should have been, but rather on wilful blindness, medical politics and collusion with special interest groups. ... more

    Dec. 10, 2012,   Parliament
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    Kirsty Duncan spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Multiple Sclerosis

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition on CCSVI, particularly as, on Tuesday, 52 Conservative senators voted en masse to block MS sufferers from testifying before a Senate committee on Bill S-204. ... more

    Nov. 8, 2012,   Parliament
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    Kirsty Duncan spoke about Oral Questions > Health

    Mr. Speaker, it is three years since CCSVI became known to the world. While the government has failed to collect a shred of evidence, 60 other countries have undertaken 30,000 procedures and 1,200 Canadians with MS have died waiting for action. ... more

    Nov. 2, 2012,   Parliament