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e-2386 (Health)

Initiated by Bob Martin from Victoria, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • There is no compensation or indemnity for those Canadians or visitors who are injured or die when receiving a vaccine while in Canada;
  • Adverse effects include short and long-term disability, ranging from moderate to severe, that limits the ability to work and impinge on the individual's quality of life;
  • Canada does not have a national vaccine injury compensation program (only Québec has a provincial scheme);
  • This kind of protection is provided around the world by other countries, and, more specifically, 18 G20 countries have their own vaccine compensation programs, and the only two member countries that do not are Canada and Russia; and
  • A just resolution to this issue would be the creation of a (retroactive) vaccine injury compensation program to compensate and ease the burden created by injuries or death suffered as a result of the administration of any and all vaccines sold or bought for use in Canada.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to create a vaccine injury compensation program and amend any laws or statutes existing to create this program to cover all Canadians and visitors who are injured or deceased as a result of the administration of a vaccine.
Open for signature
January 23, 2020, at 2:29 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
May 22, 2020, at 2:29 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Ken Hardie (Fleetwood—Port Kells)
June 16, 2020 (Petition No. 431-00263)
Photo - Ken Hardie
Fleetwood—Port Kells
Liberal Caucus
British Columbia
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