Sherbrooke MP calls for mandatory workplace defibrillators

By Gordon Lambie

Sherbrooke MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault held a press conference on Monday morning to call attention to a Private Member’s Bill, C-465, which he introduced in June to call for automated external defibrillators or AEDs to be installed in all Federal Government offices and businesses under Federal jurisdiction.
Dusseault credited the idea to local AED advocate Claude Leblanc, who came to him in the months preceding his death to recommend that the machines be installed in government offices. “He spent the final years of his life talking about the automated external defibrillator,” the Member of Parliament said. “It is largely thanks to him that we have many installed here in Sherbrooke.” To add weight to his call to amend the labour code, Dusseault has installed an AED in his riding office and put out an appeal to other MPs to do the same. “Often MP’s offices are in busy areas,” he said. “I think it is important that they be places where this kind of device is available.” See full story in the Tuesday, July 16 edition of The Record.

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