Video B-Roll available via CNW - New Bill shocks life into AED program

TORONTO, May 6 /CNW/ - The following B-Roll is available by Broadcast On-Demand web download:


A new provincial Bill undergoing second reading this week could have a profound effect on the outcomes of cardiac arrest and bystander CPR response in Ontario if it is passed.

If passed, Bill 41, The Defibrillator Access Act would be the first of its kind in Canada requiring Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) be installed in public spaces such as schools, fitness facilities and hockey arenas in the province. The Heart and Stroke Foundation has been advocating for this proposed law since 2006. "The introduction of Bill 41 has the potential to save countless lives across Ontario," said Ted McMeekin, MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, who introduced the private member's Bill. "With greater access to this life-saving tool, public facilities in our communities will be safer places for all of us to gather to lead more active and healthy lives."


    1.  Interview
    Joel Scott
    Cardiac Arrest Survivor

    2.  Interview
    Dr. Marco Di Buono, Director Research
    Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

    3.  Interview
    Ted McMeekin
    MPP, Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale

    4. Various B-roll
    Joel Scott B-roll
    AED footage
    Kayak Stills

    WEB Video Preview and Download link:

    TIME OF POSTING:  6:00 a.m. ET
    DATE OF POSTING:  Thursday, May 6, 2010

    All video can be viewed by clicking on the link. Broadcast quality video
is available for download by accredited journalists. Please contact for access.

    Elissa Freeman                 Sharon Edwards
    Heart and Stroke Foundation    Heart and Stroke Foundation
    416.565.5605                   416.937.5307

For assistance with Broadcast On-Demand, please contact CNW at or (416) 863-2115.

CNW Broadcast On-Demand provides free, secure and easy-to-use broadcast quality material direct from our website to accredited journalists worldwide.

This material is offered for free and unrestricted news use.


SOURCE CNW Video Services

For further information: For further information: CNW BROADCAST, TORONTO (416) 863-2115

Organization Profile

CNW Video Services

More on this organization

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

More on this organization

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890