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e-1528 (Cannabis)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Heather Tayler from Vancouver, British Columbia, on June 19, 2018, at 10:37 a.m. (EDT)
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Cannabis
Prescription drugs
Tax exemption
The Petition is open for signature until October 17, 2018, at 10:37 a.m. (EDT)

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Applying any tax to medically prescribed cannabis is inconsistent with the taxation of all other prescription medicines, which are tax exempt;
  • Taxes applied to medical cannabis create financial barriers to health and well-being for patients, and discourage Canadians from accessing the regulated medical cannabis system;
  • Patients already pay sales tax on medical cannabis and aren't eligible for reimbursement under most insurance plans in Canada; and
  • The federal government's newly announced proposal to apply excise taxes to medical cannabis, in addition to the existing sales tax, will disadvantage Canadians seeking relief from symptoms including side effects from cancer treatments, pain, seizures, anxiety and insomnia.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to make medical cannabis tax exempt in line with all other prescription medicines.
Vancouver Kingsway
NDP
British Columbia
Open for signature : June 19, 2018, at 10:37 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : October 17, 2018, at 10:37 a.m. (EDT)
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461
Manitoba
303
New Brunswick
149
Newfoundland and Labrador
95
Northwest Territories
5
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271
Ontario
5547
Prince Edward Island
63
Quebec
258
Saskatchewan
179
Yukon
4
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