Skip to main content Start of content
An email address associated with the Government of Canada or the Parliament of Canada may not be used to create, support, or sign an e-petition.
Subscribe to RSS Feed Subscribe to RSS Feed

e-1566 (Elderly)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by GHAZY MUJAHID from Mississauga, Ontario, on March 6, 2018, at 4:22 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Cabinet Ministers
Senior citizens
Certified

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
467
British Columbia
724
Manitoba
163
New Brunswick
70
Newfoundland and Labrador
43
Northwest Territories
16
Nova Scotia
138
Nunavut
1
Ontario
2192
Prince Edward Island
15
Quebec
1085
Saskatchewan
125
Yukon
11
Other Countries
8
Disclaimer regarding e-petitions