The Standing Committee on Health Approves the Purple Day Act!

February 17th, 2012 · No Comments

Excellent news from the Purple Day for Epilepsy Facebook page:

“Canada: Standing committe on Health ( HESA) approved all amendments for Bill C-278 the Purple Day Act indentifying March 26 as a day for Epilepsy Awareness. A new copy of the bill will be printed and it will be presented in the House of Commons for the third round of debate soon. If it passes it will move forward to the Senate for final approval. Thanks to all you you who wrote the committee to share your story of what’s it like for you and/or a family member living with epilepsy. Stay tuned for the next update!”

This is fantastic! Purple Day is that much closer to being officially recognized by the Canadian Federal government! Keep up the great work everybody! Keep contacting your officials and maintain the Act’s momentum!


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Major Update from Purple Day Initiative!!!

February 10th, 2012 · No Comments

What follows is the update from Purple Day’s Facebook page:

“Canada: Please help !!! All written Submissions to the Standing committee on Health in Ottawa need to be in by Tuesday, Feb. 14th. Please write them and ask them to support Bill C-278 The Purple Day Act so it moves on to the next step.
Committees Directorate
Sixth Floor, 131 Queen Street
House of Commons
Ottawa ON K1A 0A6
Tel.: 613-992-3150
Fax: 613-947-3089

Bill C-278 once it passes all steps will mean March 26th will be officially recognized as a day for epilepsy awareness but you won’t get a day off work. As a bill it is recognized but once it goes through all steps it will eventually moves on to the Senate for final approval to make it law. It’s a big deal in Canada. We encourage Canadians who have epilepsy and also those who have family member living with epilepsy to share your stories of why endorsement of this act is important for persons with epilepsy. Feel free to include some of the stories you encoutered first hand that demonstrate the need for increased awareness of epilepsy so the public understands and learns more about epilepsy and seizures.

Everyone email the Standing Committee on Health now! We only have a few days! Support Purple Day and Cassidy Megan!


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