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The Need for Change is Now! CVMA Asks for Your Support for Bill C-246

September 16, 2016

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) has sent a letter to federal Members of Parliament (MP) requesting support-in-principle for Bill C-246, the Modernizing Animal Protections Act. (Read more).

The CVMA understands that amendments to the Bill have recently been proposed that would allow it to achieve meaningful outcomes for the protection of animals while addressing areas of concerns brought forward by some concerned citizens and others. (Read More

The Bill is going to vote once again on September 28, 2016. If the vote is successful, the Bill and proposed amendments will be discussed during subsequent Parliamentary committee meetings in which CVMA is expected to participate. CVMA is now asking you as a veterinary professional to help ensure the Bill passes the September 28 vote by contacting your local MP to encourage them to vote in favour of the Bill.

Please use the letter template provided below to save and send as an e-mail or place in the mail. The postage of letters to your MP’s Parliament Hill office is free. We encourage you to also set up a meeting with your local MP to express your support in person.

•    Letter template (when sending the letter, please include your postal code to ensure a response)
•    Find your local MP here or call 1-800-622-6232 to find his or her contact information.