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e-2754 (Employment and labour)

E-petition
Initiated by Sarah Cormier from Airdrie, Alberta

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

Whereas:
  • The current COVID-19 crisis has highlighted just how important it is for Canadians to stand shoulder to shoulder with those needing support;
  • The Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) report entitled "Supporting Families After the Loss of a Child" and its seven recommendations are a path forward for ensuring that grieving parents do not have to endure further hardship or suffer any undue financial or emotional distress as a result of the design of government programming;
  • Well over a year has passed since the HUMA report was tabled, and no concrete action has been taken by the government; and
  • Grieving parents will no longer accept excuses from this government and expect action to be taken immediately to provide better support and compassion for those who have suffered as a result of pregnancy and infant loss.
We, the undersigned, petitioners, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to immediately enact the seven recommendations of the HUMA report "Supporting Families after the Loss of a Child," including creating a new 12-week bereavement leave for parents grieving the death of a child.
Open for signature
July 30, 2020, at 9:31 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
September 28, 2020, at 9:31 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Blake Richards
Banff—Airdrie
Conservative Caucus
Alberta
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