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e-2035 (Health care services)

Initiated by Tara Leitch from Hagersville, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Physical fitness can significantly help those suffering with mental health issues, by reducing or negating the need for prescribed medications; and
  • People who suffer from chronic illness, might turn to physical fitness, which can help by reducing or negating some symptoms and lessen stress and pain that could require time off work.
We, the undersigned, the citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to recognize physical fitness as a form of treatment for physical injury and mental health issues. We request that physical fitness through a gym membership, personal training, and physiotherapy be made available through funding and specific programming to individuals suffering mental illness or chronic, life-altering disease or illness.
Government response tabled on August 21, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-31-75)
Open for signature
February 5, 2019, at 1:44 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
May 6, 2019, at 1:44 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Diane Finley (Haldimand—Norfolk)
May 31, 2019 (Petition No. 421-04065)
Government response tabled
August 21, 2019
Photo - Diane Finley
Conservative Caucus
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