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e-220 (Health care services)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Catherine Grand from Pakenham, Ontario, on April 14, 2016, at 2:57 p.m. (EDT)
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Alzheimer disease
Dementia
National Strategy for Dementia
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Minister of Health

Whereas:
  • There is no cure for Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias;
  • The projections of the number of Canadians living with dementia are staggering, with over 750,000 individuals affected today, a doubling by 2030 — and with health-care costs of $293 billion by 2040;
  • Three out of four Canadians know someone with dementia. In 2011 alone, caregivers spent 444 million unpaid hours providing care. That’s the equivalent of $11 billion in lost income or 230,000 full-time jobs;
  • Alzheimer's and dementia are heartbreaking diseases that negatively impacts sufferers, caregivers and family in every way imaginable. It also negatively impacts our health care system and our economy; and
  • Canada currently has no strategy in place to address the above concerns.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to Create a National Dementia Strategy. It is imperative that Canada prioritize the creation of a Strategy so that our country no longer remains without a plan to face this Global Health Crisis. Our Government must commit to a concerted effort from the federal and provincial governments to address the burden dementia places on our economy, individuals with the disease, their families, and our health-care system.
Don Valley West
Liberal
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on September 22, 2016 (Petition No. 421-00585)
Government response tabled on November 14, 2016 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-10)
Open for signature : April 14, 2016, at 2:57 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : August 12, 2016, at 2:57 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
210
British Columbia
166
Manitoba
19
New Brunswick
17
Newfoundland and Labrador
86
Northwest Territories
1
Nova Scotia
27
Nunavut
1
Ontario
505
Prince Edward Island
3
Quebec
118
Saskatchewan
7
Other Countries
6
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