Information on Motion 110
INFORMATION ON M-110 – A MOTION TO IMPROVE THE LEVEL OF COMPASSION AND SUPPORT FOR PARENTS WHO HAVE SUFFERED THE LOSS OF AN INFANT
WHAT IS M-110?
M-110 was a non-partisan motion passed in the House of Commons by Member of Parliament, Blake Richards. The motion asked that the Standing Committee on Human Resources to undertake a study of the impact on parents who have suffered the loss of an infant child, and to make recommendations to the government to improve the level of support for grieving parents and to seek to ensure parents no longer suffer any undue financial or emotional hardship as a result of the design of government programming. The Committee Report was tabled on February 7, 2019. Unfortunately, the Government has yet to enact the report recommendations over two years later.
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WHEN WAS M-110 VOTED ON AND DEBATED IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS?
The Motion had its first hour of debate in the House of Commons on Thursday April 26, 2018, and second hour of debate on Friday June 7, 2018, where it received unanimous support on a voice vote sending it to Committee for study. The Committee Report was tabled in the House of Commons on February 7, 2019. The debate on concurrence on the report occurred June 11, 2019, but was unfortunately shut down by the Liberal Parliamentary Secretary to the Government House Leader.
WHEN WAS IT STUDIED AT COMMITTEE?
The Motion moved to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities to be studied and had its first hearing on October 16, 2018. The final report was tabled February 7, 2019. The full report, entitled Supporting Families After the Loss of a Child and its seven recommendations are located here.
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