Member Statement
(2 December 2019)

From Hansard - 2 December 2019

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Movember Changes the Face of Men’s Health

Mr. Stewart: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. About a month ago, many of my legislative colleagues and I came up with a plan. You might call it a growth plan. We decided to spend the month of Movember growing our facial hair. Now this had nothing to do with vanity, Mr. Speaker, at least at first. We did this as part of a global movement to start a conversation about men’s health. In the process we also managed to raise a few dollars for Movember Canada.

Mr. Speaker, Movember is the leading charity dedicated to changing the face of men’s health. In fact it aims to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25 per cent by 2030. Mr. Speaker, Movember brings awareness to issues such as prostate and testicular cancer, men’s mental health, and suicide prevention. And while the facial hair isn’t always pretty, the conversations and funds raised as part of Movember are pretty important.

Mr. Speaker, I want to thank representatives from Movember Regina as well as all the emergency responders who helped us raise the Movember flag in front of the legislature early last month. And I would also like to thank all of those who decided to change their face for men’s health, and of course to the countless individuals who showed their support by donating to such a worthy cause. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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