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e-1563 (Adoption)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Lindsey Salloway from Calgary, Alberta, on May 2, 2018, at 2:50 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Adoption
Parental leave
The Petition is open for signature until August 30, 2018, at 2:50 p.m. (EDT)

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Biological mothers are able to receive up to 15 weeks of Maternity benefits and an additional 35 weeks of Parental benefits, or up to 61 weeks of extended Parental benefits;
  • Adoptive parents are excluded from receiving maternity benefits and are only able to receive 35 weeks of Parental benefits, or 61 of Extended Parental Benefits;
  • The need to bond with a newborn or adopted child is the same for biological or adoptive parents; and
  • All parents in Canada should have equal time to spend with their newborn or adopted children.
We, the undersigned, Citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to allow adoptive parents to be eligible for an equivalent amount of maternity benefits and leave to bond with their children.
Calgary Shepard
Conservative
Alberta
Open for signature : May 2, 2018, at 2:50 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : August 30, 2018, at 2:50 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
738
British Columbia
214
Manitoba
72
New Brunswick
54
Newfoundland and Labrador
7
Northwest Territories
1
Nova Scotia
11
Nunavut
1
Ontario
231
Prince Edward Island
1
Quebec
6
Saskatchewan
30
Yukon
4
Other Countries
3
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