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 is a non-partisan motion passed in the House of Commons by Member of Parliament, Blake Richards. The motion instructs 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.

WHERE CAN I SEE THE FULL TEXT OF M-110?

The full text of M-110 is available here.

WHEN WILL M-110 BE VOTED ON 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. It will now move to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities to be studied.

HOW DO I FOLLOW THE PROGRESS OF M-110?

Its progress can be followed at: http://www.ourcommons.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members/Blake-Richards(59235)/Motions?sessionId=152&documentId=8676096

You can also send an email to blake.richards@parl.gc.ca asking that we keep you up to date as the motion moves through each stage and we will add you to our email update list.

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?

You can write a letter or an email to your ‎MP, the Prime Minister, and the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development asking that they support the Motion’s study. In particular, you can encourage your MP to show their support for the study by writing a letter to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.

You can write to the Prime Minister at:

Office of the Prime Minister

80 Wellington Street

Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2

Email: justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca

You can write to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development at:

Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos, PC, MP

Minister of Families Children and Social Development

140 Promenade du Portage

Phase IV, 14th Floor

Gatineau, QC K1A 0J2

Email: jean-yves.duclos@parl.gc.ca

You can write to your local MP‎ at:

MP’s Name

Member of Parliament

House of Commons

Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

 

Or you can locate their email address by visiting: www.ourcommons.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members and clicking on your MP’s name.

 

How do I find the name of my Member of Parliament?

You can find your MP’s name by entering your postal co‎de at the following link: http://www.ourcommons.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members

 

Thank you for your support of M-110 – please remember to write letters/emails to the Prime Minister‎, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and your local MP encouraging them to support this important study.