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e-1451 (Neurological diseases)

Initiated by William Duff from Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • 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.
Government response tabled on September 17, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-149-02)
Open for signature
January 12, 2018, at 4:49 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
May 12, 2018, at 4:49 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Darrell Samson (Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook)
June 19, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02520)
Government response tabled
September 17, 2018
Photo - Darrell Samson
Liberal Caucus
Nova Scotia
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