OTTAWA, ON – Today, Mr Todd Doherty, Member of the Parliament of Cariboo-Prince George, issued the following statement on his new draft law on private Members, draft C-425 Law on the Day of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Identification:
“Today, Bell Lets Talk Day, parliamentarians will join Canadians across the country to raise awareness of mental health issues and offer our support to those who persistently continue every day and work to end the stigma of mental illness.
“I couldn't imagine a better day to introduce my private bill, a draft law C-425, which aims to make June 27 the National Day for Information on PTSD.
“Brave men and women who serve our country and our citizens often treat life-changing events that leave them deeply emotional and psychological. They serve with courage and separation, but their ministry often means they have to continue to deal with choppy images, sounds and smells.
"It is also based on the private members Bill, which I worked for last year, Bill, C-211, Act respecting federal system after traumatic stress disorder, which requires the government to develop a comprehensive federal system to address the problems associated with symptom recognition and timely diagnosis and treatment of PTSD.
“Mental illness must not be partisan. I sincerely hope that all Members of Parliament will vote in favor of this bill.
"The Conservatives will continue to fight against those who have served Canada and their communities and therefore suffer from PTSD. We will continue to call on the Trudeau government to abandon the policy and move quickly to recognize PTSD patients in Canada. ”