Motion

Autism Funding.

Vote

Nay.

Rationale

The reason for declining the proposal is that the government is still engaging with many groups to identify other potential opportunities for partnerships, and with other departments to determine where in-vestments can best help those with autism and their families.

Our government intends to move forward with the CIHR’s NSERC and SSHRC commitments ($39.1M be-tween 2009 and 2019), support the Kids Brain Trans-Canadian network (diagnosis, treatment and family support), and PHAC will continue working with provinces and territories (P/Ts) to establish the National ASD Surveillance System (NASS). We will remain open to exploring future partnership opportunities.

Result

Defeated.