On June 3rd, MP Don Davies introduced the Private Member’s Bill: THE NATIONAL PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH STRATEGY ACT in the House of Commons! The Bill was seconded by MP Heather McPherson who was the first MP to support our vision. Thank you to you both!
Bill C-306 An Act respecting the development of a national perinatal mental health strategy has now officially been introduced and passed First Reading.
Here’s the video of MP Don Davies, the NDP Health Critic, introducing the Bill:
This is incredible news and we are so thankful for all your support and for sending over 1000 letters to your MPs! Thank you to MP Don Davies for TAKING ACTION to support Perinatal Mental Health!
So what happens now? The Bill must go through a series of steps before being given Royal Assent:
More to come as this story develops….