In British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, all ages must wear a helmet to ride. Earlier this year, Ontario’s chief coroner released a report that recommended, among other things, the implementation of mandatory helmet legislation for cyclists of all ages. But there’s no action yet.

Sadly, Quebec trails the pack as well.   I have advocated for mandatory bike helmets in this province for more than 20 years and was motivated to run for City Council with this issue high on my agenda.  This led Cote Saint-Luc to become the first municipality in Canada to introduce a helmet law.

But much more needs to be done and the Government of Quebec needs to act to prevent traumatic brain injury in cycling accidents, and even ski accidents.

Read more from this week’s Sun Papers:

Why aren’t bicycle helmets mandatory? | Edmonton Sun.

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