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Pass carbon monoxide law, or risk more deaths: expert

Friday, 7th April 2017

Pass carbon monoxide law, or risk more deaths: expert April 7, 2017 The New Brunswick government must pass legislation to make carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in homes and businesses, one of Canada's leading experts said in Fredericton on Friday. John Gignac, executive director of the Ontario-based Hawkins-Gignac... Read More

Preventing Carbon Monoxide-Related Deaths (VIDEO)

Monday, 3rd April 2017

Preventing Carbon Monoxide-Related Deaths Carbon monoxide poisoning kills dozens of Canadians each year and fire chiefs say many homeowners aren't required to install detectors that could save lives. The Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for CO Education is constantly trying to educate the public on preventing... Read More

Most Canadians Unprotected Against Carbon Monoxide

Monday, 3rd April 2017

VANCOUVER — Carbon monoxide is called the silent killer, but most homeowners in Canada aren’t required to install inexpensive life-saving detectors along with smoke alarms, says the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs. As of 2010, a national building code made it mandatory for new homes to be fitted with carbon monoxide... Read More

John Gignac speaks with Daybreak Kamloops (podcast)

Tuesday, 28th March 2017

Daybreak Kamloops Shelley Joyce speaks with John Gignac - Mar 28, 2017 John Gignac, a former firefighter who lost four family members to carbon monoxide poisoning, is working to get legislation around having mandatory carbon monoxide detectors in homes and comments on the recent deaths in Venables Valley. Learn more about our... Read More

Carbon monoxide leak at restaurant highlights lack of laws regulating detectors in businesses (VIDEO)

Friday, 24th March 2017

Victims all in non-critical condition, but carbon monoxide levels were so high they could’ve been life threatening with prolonged exposure. Source: Global News Read More

Canadian Carbon Monoxide Foundation Responds to East Coast CO Deaths

Friday, 10th February 2017

The Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for Carbon Monoxide Education is reinforcing public safety messages provided by local officials in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick about staying safe from the "silent killer" following the very recent fatalities in both provinces related to carbon monoxide poisoning. "Sadly, carbon monoxide has... Read More

Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for CO Education Takes Pulse on How Homeowners Are Responding to Ontario’s CO Alarm Law

Wednesday, 28th December 2016

For Immediate Release Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for CO Education Takes Pulse on How Homeowners Are Responding to Ontario’s CO Alarm Law New Poll Provides Insights Ahead of Ontario CO Awareness Week October, 28, 2016, Brantford, ON –  A new Ipsos poll has found that a majority of Ontarians have responded positively to... Read More

CO Awareness Week Interview Opportunity

Tuesday, 27th December 2016

Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for CO Education Takes Pulse on How Homeowners Have Responded to Ontario’s CO Alarm Law The Hawkins-Gignac Foundation has commissioned a new Home Owners’ CO Awareness Poll to provide insight into how Ontarians have been impacted by the new law mandating the installation of Carbon Monoxide... Read More

Kitchener Couple Die of CO Poisoning in Florida Home

Saturday, 24th December 2016

The family of a Kitchener couple who died recently of carbon monoxide poisoning is urging everyone to check their carbon monoxide and smoke alarms to ensure they are in good working condition and not out of date. Dale and Rosemary McGillivray of Kitchener died tragically when carbon monoxide leaked into their home due to... Read More

John Gignac Named to the Order of Ontario

Thursday, 14th April 2016

John Gignac with Oxford County MPP Ernie Hardeman Following years of tireless efforts to educate the public regarding the dangers of carbon monoxide, as well as his success instilling the Hawkins-Gignac Act in 2013, retired Brantford Fire captain John Gignac has recently been named to the Order of Ontario. In 2008, a... Read More