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e-1423 (Health care services)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Alex Paterson from Whitby, Ontario, on January 3, 2018, at 2:09 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Canada Health Act
Health services accessibility
Permanent resident status
Young people
Not Certified

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • The primary objective of Canadian health policy is to protect, promote, and restore the physical and mental well-being of residents of Canada, and to facilitate reasonable access to health services without financial or other barriers;
  • Pursuant to the Canada Health Act, the definition of insured person does not include Canadian citizens under the age of 18;
  • The establishment of a 3 month residency requirement in certain cases creates a barrier for children with a serious illness, despite the fact that the affected children do not decide where their parents reside; and
  • A waiting period in such circumstances negates the core purpose of the Canada Health Act.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to amend the Canada Health Act to exclude all vulnerable Canadian citizens under the age of 18 from any residency waiting requirements.
Beaches—East York
Liberal
Ontario
Open for signature : January 3, 2018, at 2:09 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : May 3, 2018, at 2:09 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
3
British Columbia
9
Newfoundland and Labrador
1
Nova Scotia
2
Ontario
40
Quebec
4
Saskatchewan
2
Other Countries
17
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