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e-1566 (Elderly)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by GHAZY MUJAHID from Mississauga, Ontario, on March 6, 2018, at 4:22 p.m. (EDT)
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Cabinet Ministers
Senior citizens
The Petition is open for signature until July 4, 2018, at 4:22 p.m. (EDT)

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Seniors (aged 65 years and over) are the fastest growing segment of Canada’s population accounting for 16.9 per cent and for the first time have exceeded the child population aged below 15 years (Census 2016);
  • Seniors will remain the fastest growing cohort and are projected to constitute one fourth of the population by 2036; and
  • Seniors, despite their large and increasing numbers, remain unrepresented in the Government with no one in Cabinet exclusively mandated to consider their needs and inform cross-departmentally a coordinated approach for addressing various relevant issues and oversee that the system is working effectively for our ageing population.
We, the undersigned, Citizens and Residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to appoint a Minister or a Special Advisor to the Prime Minister for Seniors Affairs to ensure a coordinated approach towards safeguarding the interests of seniors and improving their quality of life.
Mississauga—Erin Mills
Liberal
Ontario
Open for signature : March 6, 2018, at 4:22 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : July 4, 2018, at 4:22 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
452
British Columbia
702
Manitoba
161
New Brunswick
68
Newfoundland and Labrador
42
Northwest Territories
18
Nova Scotia
134
Nunavut
1
Ontario
1913
Prince Edward Island
14
Quebec
860
Saskatchewan
111
Yukon
10
Other Countries
7
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