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April 13, 2016—Concussions

April 13, 2016—Concussions

Since the spring of 2014, the Senate Liberals have been opening our doors to Canadians through our Open Caucus initiative. The goal of these meetings is to foster nonpartisan discussion on issues facing our country. We invite all parliamentarians, the public, and the media to attend.


On April 13th, we invited you to join us in a discussion on concussions. From the professional arenas of the NHL to backyard rinks across the country, thousands of Canadians put themselves at risk of suffering a concussion every day. Though the risks associated with sports and other activities can never be removed, more and more research is revealing the severe damage even just one head injury can do. We would like to know what we as Parliamentarians can do to mitigate this risk.

To answer this and other questions, we invited a panel of experts and policy makers to speak on this matter.

Our panel included:

  • Lisa MacLeod, MPP (Nepean-Carleton) Legislative Assembly of Ontario
  • Eric Lindros, Professional hockey player, retired
  • Roger Zemek, Clinical Research Chair in Pediatric Concussion, University of Ottawa ; Director, Clinical Research Unit, CHEO
  • Richard Goudie, President of the Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercise Medicine


This meeting took place

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
9:15am – 11:15am
Room 160-S, Centre Block



To listen to the audio of this meeting please choose one of the options below:

Floor feed (English and French)

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