MP Casey announces subcommittee to study sport-related concussions

Cumberland-Colchester MP Bill Casey has announced the establishment of a subcommittee to study sport-related concussions.

Casey, chair of the House Committee on Health, says this is an issue that affects many Canadians, and especially young Canadians.

He held a news conference in Ottawa on Thursday with Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, and Conservative Shadow Minister for Sport Dr. Robert Kitchen.

Dr. Kitchen says all Canadians surveyed consider concussions to be a serious health issue, but only 40 per cent can identify the symptoms.

He says increased awareness, prevention, detection, and treatment is needed.

Casey says he looks forward to reading the findings of the subcommittee in the coming months.