Ms. Lynn McDonald (Broadview-Greenwood):
Mr. Speaker, I have another of the many petitions that have come to the House on behalf of my Bill C-204. I suppose this should now be a message to the Senate rather than to the House. Nevertheless, these petitioners are from Deer Island, St. Andrews, and St. Stephen, New Brunswick.
Whereas cigarette smoking is Canada's major preventable health hazard and is responsible for 35,000 Canadian deaths each year, and whereas secondary smoke is implicated in the deaths of 500 involuntary smokers each year, they request that Parliament pass the Non-Smokers Health Act, Bill C-204, to protect the health of Canadians by restricting the promotion of tobacco and guaranteeing smoke-free air to Canadian workers and travellers.
Sub-subtopic: SUPPORT FOR BILL C-204-NON-SMOKERS' HEALTH ACT