This month is Daffodil Month, which is a time to
raise awareness for those living with cancer. Money raised during Daffodil
Month will help people living with cancer and their families. Donations fund
life-saving research, information, and support services.
My wife Kelly has survived
melanoma skin cancer on a number of occasions. In the 40th Canadian Parliament,
I tabled my private member's bill to strengthen warning labels on tanning beds
on the carcinogenic risks from radiation caused by artificial tanning
I am proud that the
previous Conservative government strengthened the labelling requirements for
tanning beds to better inform consumers about the health risks associated with
the use of these dangerous devices. I want to urge people, especially youth and
young women, to stay out of tanning beds. Indoor tanning is out.
The daffodil is a symbol of
strength and courage in the fight against cancer. I encourage all Canadians to
buy a daffodil pin and wear it in April to show their support for Canadians
living with cancer.