Social Affairs, Science and Technology – June 4, 2014

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Social Affairs, Science and Technology – June 4, 2014

Conservative Senator Nancy Greene Raine presents her bill to promote health and fitness for all Canadians. Bill S-211 calls on the government to name the first Saturday in June as National Health and Fitness Day. She describes the growing rate of obesity in Canada and the need to motivate children and adults to become fitter. Senator Greene Raine won gold and silver medals in alpine skiing at the 1968 Grenoble Olympics. The committee conducts its clause-by-clause review of the bill after hearing from the senator.
The committee then turns its attention to Bill S-5, which would protect the Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories.The size of the reserve makes it the 14th largest national park in Canada.Peter Vician, the deputy minister of industry, tourism and investment for the Government of the Northwest Territories, testifies via videoconference about his government’s support of the bill. (June 4, 2014)