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e-1590 (National day)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Carion Fenn from Ajax, Ontario, on March 19, 2018, at 7:42 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
International Rare Disease Day
Rare and orphan diseases
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • 1 in 12 Canadians are affected by a Rare Disease or Disorder;
  • Rare Diseases Impact more people than Aids and cancer combined;
  • 350 Million people globally are fighting rare diseases;
  • 50% of the people affected by rare diseases are children; and
  • We are honored that each year the Mayors of Ajax and Pickering along with Mayors across Canada proclaim the last day of February as Rare Disease Day.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to join others around the world in setting aside the last day of February each year as Rare Disease Day.
Petition presented to the House of Commons on September 19, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02609)
Government response tabled on October 25, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-06)
Open for signature : March 19, 2018, at 7:42 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : July 17, 2018, at 7:42 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
49
British Columbia
98
Manitoba
14
New Brunswick
13
Newfoundland and Labrador
6
Nova Scotia
8
Ontario
262
Prince Edward Island
4
Quebec
43
Saskatchewan
13
Other Countries
4
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