MP Serré supports M-105, a motion calling on the federal government to play a leadership role supporting ALS research, and to find a cure for ALS at the earliest opportunity
NICKEL BELT, ON – Later today in the House of Commons, Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, will be voting in support of M-105, a private member’s motion that calls on the federal government to play a leadership role in the fight against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). This follows MP Serré offering his strong and vocal support of those who suffer from ALS and the ALS Adaptive Canuck Foundation led by Jeffrey Perreault, a founding member of ALS Adaptive Canuck Foundation originally from Greater Sudbury.
“My hope is that M-105 will pass with the unanimous support of MPs from all parties, and that the passage of this important motion encourages the federal government to play a stronger leadership role in encouraging and supporting the research and development of improvements in the quality and breadth of treatment options that are available to Canadians faced with the harsh realities of an ALS diagnosis,” Serré began. “As MPs, offering our strong and vocal support of M-105 by voting unanimously in favour of it will provide Canadians living with ALS and their families with a sense of optimism and hope. It will show those living with ALS and their families that all Canadians are united in their desire and commitment to find a cure for this debilitating, horrible disease, and that as Parliamentarians we recognize that more needs to be done to support ALS research,” Serré concluded.
The text of M-105 is as follows: “That, in light of the death of over 1000 Canadians each year, including the tragic loss of the Honourable Mauril Bélanger, former MP for Ottawa—Vanier on August 16, 2016, as a consequence of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), the House: (a) reiterate its desire and commitment to, in collaboration with provincial and territorial stakeholders, combat ALS via research and awareness; and (b) call upon the government to play a leadership role in supporting ALS research, and to support national efforts find a cure for ALS at the earliest opportunity”.