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e-288 (Diabetes)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Christine Hannah from London, Ontario, on May 27, 2016, at 3:42 p.m. (EDT)
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Schools
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • There is no policy to cover Type 1 Diabetes care while in school. Children are being denied education and proper health care due to this. Some children have been removed from school. There have been three laws created after a child's death at school;
  • Parents of Type 1 children have quit their jobs to provide proper medical care during school hours. This puts enormous stress on the whole family, on top of dealing with a life threatening disease; and
  • Each school board is making their own policies, if any, and these do not promise any care, or response in a Diabetic emergency. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) and Ophea have submitted suggestions to Government over the years that would help our children greatly. We need a policy before we need another law with a child's name attached to it.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to put into place a standard Type 1 Diabetes care policy, for all schools, by following suggestions made by CDA, JDRF, and Ophea.
London North Centre
Liberal
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on December 6, 2016 (Petition No. 421-01014)
Government response tabled on January 30, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-01)
Open for signature : May 27, 2016, at 3:42 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : September 24, 2016, at 3:42 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
128
British Columbia
99
Manitoba
19
New Brunswick
18
Newfoundland and Labrador
6
Nova Scotia
37
Ontario
591
Prince Edward Island
3
Quebec
22
Saskatchewan
9
Yukon
3
Other Countries
8
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