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-2121 (Social benefits)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Mélanie Perroux from Montréal, Quebec, on March 26, 2019, at 3:57 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Caregiver tax credit
Caregivers and health care professionals
Employment insurance
Certified

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

Whereas:
  • Sixty percent of caregivers work but are getting poorer because they lose $16,000 in wages each year and have additional expenses of $7,600;
  • The criteria for Employment Insurance caregiving benefits do not cover situations where a non-critical illness requires constant care from a caregiver for the person receiving assistance;
  • 3.15 percent of caregivers received the Caregiver Tax Credit; and
  • Non-refundable tax credits are unfair, putting low-income people at a disadvantage and offsetting only 18 percent of the costs incurred.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to:
1. Expand the criteria for the caregiver benefit to include patients with a chronic physical or mental illness or condition who, due to a temporary or permanent change in their state of health leading to a loss of independence or a difficult life event, require the constant, extensive presence of a caregiver to maintain their quality of life or support their recovery;
2. Introduce a benefit for long-term caregivers who must drastically reduce their hours of work or permanently quit their jobs; and
3. Calculate the caregiver tax credit on the caregiver’s income and convert it into a refundable tax credit.
Churchill—Keewatinook Aski
NDP
Manitoba
Open for signature : March 26, 2019, at 3:57 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : May 25, 2019, at 3:57 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
3
British Columbia
13
Manitoba
5
New Brunswick
1
Nova Scotia
8
Ontario
21
Prince Edward Island
1
Quebec
1131
Saskatchewan
1
Other Countries
4
Disclaimer regarding e-petitions