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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
Certified

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)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
2584
British Columbia
780
Manitoba
448
New Brunswick
207
Newfoundland and Labrador
129
Northwest Territories
8
Nova Scotia
424
Nunavut
2
Ontario
6804
Prince Edward Island
84
Quebec
432
Saskatchewan
304
Yukon
9
Other Countries
13
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