Reaction To New Provincial Law That Comes Into Effect Tomorrow
TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - The following B-Roll is available by Video On-Demand web download:
Ottawa,- Today, with the announcement of the province's new carbon monoxide (CO) law - Bill 77, The Hawkins-Gignac Act - two families are confident that Ontarians are now much less likely to experience a tragedy like the one that shattered their lives back in the winter of 2008.
OPP Constable Laurie Hawkins, her husband Richard and their children Cassie and Jordan all died from CO poisoning in Woodstock, Ontario in December 2008. The vent leading from their gas fireplace was clogged causing the deadly gas to seep back into their home. They didn't know they were in danger because carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless and tasteless. And they did not have a carbon monoxide alarm. '
John Gignac, uncle to Laurie Hawkins and a retired firefighter, has been working tirelessly to warn all Ontarians about the dangers of CO since that heart-breaking day. He joined the Honourable Yasir Naqvi, MPP (Ottawa Centre), Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services and Ted Wieclawek, Ontario Fire Marshal and Chief of Emergency Management, at the official announcement today in Ottawa.
- Comments from John Gignac, uncle of the late Laurie Hawkins and Co-Chair of the Hawkin's-Gignac Foundation for CO Education
- Comments MPP Ernie Hardeman, whose Oxford riding was shocked by news of the family's accident and was the first to push for new CO legislation
- CO alarm Installation visuals
- CO alarm close-ups
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