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Setting aside differences, Liberals and Tories strategized to pass dementia bill

By Shruti Shekar      

Conservative MP Rob Nicholson was 'unusually gracious' in drafting a bill that 'takes the politics' out, and working with the opposite side: Liberal MP Rob Oliphant.

Liberal MP Rob Oliphant, left, with Debbie Benczkowski, then chief operating officer of the Alzheimer Society of Canada, and Rob Nicholson, last year on the Hill. Photograph courtesy of Rob Nicholson's office
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Conservative MP Rob Nicholson set aside political differences and crossed the floor to gain support for his private member’s bill to create a national dementia strategy. Mr. Nicholson (Niagara Falls, Ont.) knew how important a framework for dementia was; his father suffered from the disease. “It was inexplicable, he had always had a very healthy lifestyle,” said Mr. Nicholson, adding he met many other people in his riding who had some connection to the disease. There are currently

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