Original language of petition: Bilingual
We, the undersigned residents of Canada, draw the attention of the House of Commons to the following:
Whereas increasing concerns about international trafficking in human organs removed from victims without consent have not yet led to a legal prohibition on Canadians travelling abroad to acquire or receive such organs; and
Whereas there are currently two bills before Parliament proposing to impede the trafficking of human organs obtained without consent or as a result of a financial transaction: Bill C-350 in the House of Commons and Bill S-240 in the Senate;
Therefore, we, the undersigned, urge the Parliament of Canada to move quickly on the proposed legislation so as to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to prohibit Canadians from travelling abroad to acquire human organs removed without consent or as a result of a financial transaction and to render inadmissible to Canada any and all permanent residents or foreign nationals who have participated in this abhorrent trade in human organs.
Our government was proud to support former Private Member’s Bill C-350, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (trafficking and transplanting human organs and other body parts), and former Senate Public Bill S-240, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (trafficking in human organs), in the previous Parliament. We look forward to working with all parties on similar legislative proposals, including Senate Public Bill S-204, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (trafficking in human organs),which was introduced in the Senate on December 10, 2019.
Combatting human organ trafficking is a complex issue that involves both legislative and policy responses. In Canada, organ transplantation and donation is governed by a comprehensive legislative framework at both the federal and provincial/territorial level, encompassing health and criminal law.
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|431-00050||Garnett Genuis||January 31, 2020||28|
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|431-00033||Garnett Genuis||December 13, 2019||50|
|431-00031||Scot Davidson||December 12, 2019||40|
|431-00030||Terry Dowdall||December 12, 2019||35|
|431-00029||Kelly McCauley||December 12, 2019||50|
|431-00028||Jeremy Patzer||December 12, 2019||36|
|431-00027||Nelly Shin||December 12, 2019||49|
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|431-00014||Martin Shields||December 9, 2019||49|
|431-00013||Marc Dalton||December 9, 2019||52|
|431-00012||Chris d'Entremont||December 9, 2019||51|
|431-00011||Arnold Viersen||December 9, 2019||45|
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