Member Statement
(2 November 2015)

From Hansard - 2 November 2015

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The Speaker: — I recognize the Minister of Agriculture.

Hon. Mr. Stewart: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Now that Movember is upon us, moustaches will once again begin appearing to raise awareness of and funds to combat men’s health issues.

During this month, moustaches that would make Tom Selleck envious will begin to appear across the globe and particularly on this side of the floor, undoubtedly sparking important discussions about men’s health, all while moustache growers fundraise for the Movember Foundation.

Since 2003 this international charity has rallied millions of people behind the movement to improve men’s health while raising $677 million to fund programs and initiatives aiming to improve health issues facing men, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health issues, and physical inactivity.

Mr. Speaker, once again members of our caucus will be growing moustaches in an effort to help change the face of men’s health. The Minister of Rural and Remote Health will be the other member besides myself of our moustache-growing team.

Mr. Speaker, too often men are reluctant to take prompt action on our health. With everyone’s help, we have the power to change the face of men’s health. And so I ask all members to join me in supporting this important fundraising movement and to encourage the men they know to take steps toward better health. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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