The following is a statement from PC MLA Kim Masland following the government announcement to install AEDs in all schools in Nova Scotia:
Two years after Brody Kouwenburg of Oxford, Nova Scotia, inspired the creation of a PC bill in his name, the government has finally announced plans to make it happen.
For the first part of the 2018 school year, Brody wasn’t able to attend class because there was no AED on site.
Our Caucus is relieved that the government has taken our lead to make student safety a priority. We don’t need to wait for tragedy to make a positive, proactive change. We hope to see our suggestions to make other life-saving devices like EpiPens and naloxone kits available in schools.
Our thanks go out to Brody for his advocacy. At only 8-years-old, he saw something wrong, spoke up, and fought to make it better.
Today is Brody’s day. We’re all incredibly proud of him.