Published by Senator Dennis Dawson on 15 February 2012
Below: The text of the motion on suicide was unanimously adopted by the Senate earlier today. Let’s spread the message that suicide is not an option.
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"That the Senate agree that suicide is more than a personal tragedy, but is also a serious public health issue and public policy priority; and, further, that the Senate urge the government to work cooperatively with the provinces, territories, representative organizations from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people, and other stakeholders to establish and fund a National Suicide Prevention Strategy, which among other measures would promote a comprehensive and evidence-driven approach to deal with this terrible loss of life."