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e-1283 (Childhood cancer)

Initiated by Wayne Reil from Belleville, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Childhood cancer is the #1 killer of our children, more than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies, and pediatric AIDS combined;
  • Children are dying daily, and nowhere near enough is being done to stop this;
  • The majority of research is put towards breast cancer research which has a 90% survival rate as is;
  • The childhood cancer numbers are rising, yet the research and funding are not, and this needs to change; and
  • The current amount of funding put towards research for childhood cancer of 4% just isn't enough.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, parents of children fighting cancer and who have already passed, call upon the Government of Canada to increase the amount of funding put towards research for childhood cancer.
Government response tabled on March 19, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-154-02)
Open for signature
September 22, 2017, at 9:52 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
January 20, 2018, at 9:52 a.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Neil Ellis (Bay of Quinte)
February 2, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02023)
Government response tabled
March 19, 2018
Photo - Neil Ellis
Bay of Quinte
Liberal Caucus
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