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Help us build awareness around the prevalence of pregnancy and infant loss and the need to support the families who experience this loss. Thank you for your interest in taking action.

About Bill 141: The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness, Research and Care Act

The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness, Research and Care Act, 2015 passed on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015.

It is an Act to require research to be undertaken and programs to be developed for pregnancy loss and infant death and to proclaim October 15 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.

Learn more about the approval process for Bill 141

October 6: Provincial Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Hon. Eric Hoskins, announces $660,000 from the provincial budget will be directed to PAIL Network to allow the continued success of support and education programs offered, and to allow the growth of the services throughout the province.

February 25: Pregnancy and Infant Loss cause receives about $1 million to fund support services and to train volunteers  in the 2016 Provincial budget 2016-2017 Budget

December 10: Bill 141 receives Royal Assent

December 8: Final vote on Bill 141 passed with unanimous support

December 7: Passed third reading

December 2: Meeting with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Women’s Issues representatives.
This meeting included PAIL Network representatives Dr. Kingdom and Dr. Jon Barrett

December:
Has passed the clause by clause and will be moving on to 3rd reading on December 7th, 2015.

November 30: Committee Meeting of Social Policy Committee 
Representatives each presented five-minute deputations to the committee. Please see copies of deputations.

November 19: Second Reading of the Bill
Watch the second reading on YouTube
Second Reading Debate- Eleonor McMahon
Second Reading Debate -Han Dong

November 17: First Reading of the Bill
Watch the first reading on YouTube

Bill 141 Press Conference
Opening Comments by MPP Colle
Wendy Moulsdale
Michelle LaFontaine
Closing Comments MPP Colle

Support the continued funding of PAIL Network by contacting your MPP:

The number 1 thing you can do to support the continued forward motion of Bill 141, and the provincial funding of PAIL Network, is to express your support by writing to your local MPP. Copies of the letter should also be sent to:

Honourable Kathleen Wynne
kwynne.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org
Minister of Health Honourable Eric Hoskins
ehoskins.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org
Associate Minister of Health and Long Term Care Dipika Damerla
ddamerla.mpp@liberal.ola.org
Minister of Child and Youth Services the Minister Responsible for Women’s issues Tracy MacCharles mail to:tmaccharles.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Contact your local MPP

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Media Center

Bill 141 Becomes Law – Press Release

Bill 141 and PAIL Network in the Press

CBC Out in the Open with Piya Chattopadhyay – November 18, 2016 (whole show)

CBC Out in the Open – PAIL segment

CBC Out in the Open segment publication

CBC Tribunal Decision, April 7, 2016

Miscarriage is a disability, Toronto Star. April 5,2016

Ontario budget provides funding for pregnancy-loss initiative – The Globe and Mail, February 26th 2016

Helping Mothers-and the medical system-move forward after miscarriage and pregnancy loss. Yahoo Canada News, December 29, 2015

New law ends isolation for parents who’ve experienced miscarriage’s and stillbirths- Today’s Parent December 9, 2015.

Bill 141, The Ed Hand Show- AM  1310 News, December 9th 2015. Listen at the 22 minute mark

People Don’t Really Like to Talk About- National Post

Loi 141 : Du soutien pour les femmes qui ont fait une fausse-couche -CBC Radio December 8, 2015

Bill 141- Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness, Research, and Care Act, 2015 – November 22, 2015 London Free Press

Facebook Page for Bill 141