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Canada could benefit from a Silver Alert program, says NDP MP

Though not yet enshrined as policy anywhere north of the American border, this sort of program, officially called the Silver Alert program in the United States and similar to the AMBER Alert system for children, is attracting attention in British Columbia thanks to a private member’s bill introduced into the province’s legislature in February

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NDP MP Irene Mathyssen, centre, pictured with NDP MPs Pierre Nantel and Laurin Liu, says Canada could benefit from having a nationally-coordinated program that notifies the public when seniors who suffer from dementia go missing.

 

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Canada could benefit from a Silver Alert program, says NDP MP

Though not yet enshrined as policy anywhere north of the American border, this sort of program, officially called the Silver Alert program in the United States and similar to the AMBER Alert system for children, is attracting attention in British Columbia thanks to a private member’s bill introduced into the province’s legislature in February

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
NDP MP Irene Mathyssen, centre, pictured with NDP MPs Pierre Nantel and Laurin Liu, says Canada could benefit from having a nationally-coordinated program that notifies the public when seniors who suffer from dementia go missing.

 

  

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Friday, March 27, 2015
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Ed Broadbent
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Broadbent Institute executive director Rick Smith
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