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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65-66-67-68 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018-2019
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-436
An Act to establish Acromegaly Awareness Day
FIRST READING, February 28, 2019
Mr. Strahl
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SUMMARY
This enactment establishes the first day of November, in each year, as “Acromegaly Awareness Day”.
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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65-66-67-68 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018-2019
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-436
An Act to establish Acromegaly Awareness Day
Preamble
Whereas acromegaly is a rare condition resulting from excessive production of growth hormone, most commonly caused by a benign tumour in the pituitary gland;
Whereas the condition causes abnormal growth of bones, characterized by enlargement of a person’s hands and feet, and changes in facial features;
Whereas because acromegaly is uncommon and physical changes occur gradually, the condition is difficult to diagnose and may not be recognized for years;
Whereas a failure to promptly diagnose and treat acromegaly can lead to serious illnesses that can become life-threatening;
And whereas the Parliament of Canada wishes to increase awareness among Canadians of acromegaly and the key role that early diagnosis and treatment of the condition plays in reducing the risk of complications for affected individuals and in improving their symptoms, as well as in helping them to obtain the support they and their families need;
Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

Short Title

Short title
1This Act may be cited as the Acromegaly Awareness Day Act.

Acromegaly Awareness Day

Designation
2Throughout Canada, in each year, the first day of November is to be known as “Acromegaly Awareness Day”.
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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