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e-3225 (Business and trade)

Initiated by Jessica Le from Calgary, Alberta

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Prime Minister

  • A year into the pandemic, tools to prevent spread and reduce serious illness, like rapid tests, data on how COVID-19 spreads, therapeutics, and vaccines, are available, and being utilized globally, but are not being effectively deployed in Canada;
  • Canadians need hope and a clear, permanent path out of lockdowns to preserve their mental health, and a plan to save their livelihoods while using tools to prevent COVID-19 deaths;
  • Other countries have released data-driven plans to permanently end lockdowns and lift restrictions;
  • Mass economic lockdowns should never have been viewed as a long term measure to prevent spread of COVID-19 but rather they should be temporary and designed to allow governments time to develop more sustainable solutions;
  • Prolonged lockdowns across Canada have led to large increases in domestic violence, opioid deaths, mental health crises, business closures, unemployment, and they create inequality;
  • The Liberal government has failed to implement a national rapid testing plan;
  • Canada is months behind other countries in vaccination; and
  • Government budgets depend on economic projections that cannot be responsibly developed without a plan to end mass lockdowns and restrictions.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Prime Minister to:
1. Immediately present a clear plan to get Canadians safely out of lockdown, and that this plan include data-driven goals, a plan of action and a timeline to achieve those goals; and
2. Ensure that this plan is articulated to Canadians so that they can have hope about when life and business will return to normal.
Open for signature
March 3, 2021, at 1:15 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
April 2, 2021, at 1:15 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Michelle Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill)
June 18, 2021 (Petition No. 432-01167)
Photo - Michelle Rempel Garner
Calgary Nose Hill
Conservative Caucus
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