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e-1451 (Neurological diseases)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by William Duff from Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia, on January 12, 2018, at 4:49 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Government assistance
M-105
Medical research
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • On April 5, 2017, motion M-105 was passed, which calls upon the government to increase funding for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research and to substantially increase national efforts to develop and launch a comprehensive strategy to assist with the eradication of ALS at the earliest opportunity;
  • Currently in Canada, 3,000 Canadians are diagnosed with ALS;
  • Every year, 1,000 of those Canadians will die from ALS, including the tragic loss of the Honourable Mauril Bélanger, former MP for Ottawa—Vanier, on August 16, 2016;
  • In that same year another 1,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with ALS;
  • Currently the Government of Canada gives $0 directly to ALS research; and
  • ALS is not an incurable disease, it's just grossly underfunded.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to fully back motion M-105 and contribute 50 million dollars to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research every year until ALS has been eradicated.
Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook
Liberal
Nova Scotia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on June 19, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02520)
Government response tabled on September 17, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-02)
Open for signature : January 12, 2018, at 4:49 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : May 12, 2018, at 4:49 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
173
British Columbia
279
Manitoba
6
New Brunswick
18
Newfoundland and Labrador
23
Northwest Territories
28
Nova Scotia
186
Ontario
686
Prince Edward Island
39
Quebec
918
Saskatchewan
42
Yukon
3
Other Countries
19
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