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e-2035 (Health care services)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Tara Leitch from Hagersville, Ontario, on February 5, 2019, at 1:44 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Chronic diseases
Mental health
Physical activity and fitness
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • 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.
Haldimand—Norfolk
Conservative
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on May 31, 2019 (Petition No. 421-04065)
Government response tabled on August 21, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-75)
Open for signature : February 5, 2019, at 1:44 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : May 6, 2019, at 1:44 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
20
British Columbia
23
Manitoba
5
New Brunswick
3
Newfoundland and Labrador
1
Nova Scotia
2
Ontario
486
Quebec
12
Saskatchewan
17
Other Countries
3
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