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e-2590 (Foreign affairs)

Initiated by Alex Lee from Mississauga, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

  • On 22 April 2020, Taiwan announced a donation of 500,000 medical masks to Canada to be distributed to frontline healthcare workers and First Nations peoples; and
  • The donation was announced only days after Canadian planes sent to China to obtain medical supplies returned empty.
We, the undersigned, The Citizens and Residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to:
1- Publicly thank the Taiwanese government for their gift of medical masks to Canadian healthcare workers and First Nation communities;
2- Publicly congratulate the Taiwanese people on having successfully contained the COVID-19 crisis;
3- Publicly endorse Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Health Assembly, among other intergovernmental organizations , including by co-signing a letter to the WHO Director-General, drafted by Japan and the United States and signed by other like-minded nations, to invite the Taiwanese delegation to the World Health Assembly
4- Encourage stronger bilateral relations between Canada and Taiwan, including cabinet-level communication and travel; and
5- Invite Taiwan's health minister Chen Shih-chung to address a parliamentary committee to discuss Taiwan’s successes at combating the COVID-19 pandemic and share learnings with Canadian authorities.
Open for signature
May 13, 2020, at 4:40 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
August 11, 2020, at 4:40 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Judy A. Sgro
Humber River—Black Creek
Liberal Caucus
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