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1st Session, 41st Legislature

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Bill 209

THE CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH ACT


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(Assented to                                         )

WHEREAS cancer is the most common disease-related cause of death among children;

AND WHEREAS  approximately 1,400 children across Canada are diagnosed with cancer each year;

AND WHEREAS there is a need to increase awareness of and education about childhood cancer;

AND WHEREAS many organizations in Canada and elsewhere have recognized the month of September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, including the Canadian Cancer Society;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

1           The month of September in each year is to be known throughout Manitoba as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

C.C.S.M. reference

2           This Act may be referred to as chapter C98 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.

Coming into force

3           This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Explanatory Note

This Bill proclaims the month of September of each year as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.