Autism Meeting - Andy Scott Peter Stoffer Meet with Greg Peters and Leo Hayes Political Science Students
Posted Sep 12 2008 11:31am
Andy Scott, M.P. for Fredericton (LIB) and Peter Stoffer, M.P. for Sackville-Eastern Shore (NDP) had a one hour question and answer session with Leo Hayes students April 25, 2007. They discussed the adoption of Private Member's Motion M-172 , the Harper Government's failure to provide funding for a National Autism Strategy in the recent budget and the need for students to continue lobbying the Conservatives to make the necessary investments to improve the lives of hundreds of Canadian children and their families.
The federal MP's expressed their sincere thanks to Grade 12 political science teacher Greg Peters and his students from 2006-07 for their work in developing the Private Members Motion and following it through the entire process when it was voted on in the House of Commons.
The Atlantic MP's encouraged the students, as they move on in their lives,to remain active in pressing the government to make the necessary investments. They suggested the students can develop a petition that can be presented in Parliament, write Letters to the Editor in newspapers, phone in to radio and television talk-shows, and more importantly contact Members of Parliament registering their disappointment with government's decision not to include it in the federal budget and underscore that they are voters and will be watching closely for dedicated funding for a National Autism Strategy in the next budget.