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e-3474 (Health)

Initiated by Tracy Casavant from Vancouver, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Canadians living in every province and territory are at risk during the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic;
  • Some Canadians have been better protected than others;
  • International experience and Canada's own models indicate this risk will continue for many months; and
  • Insufficient response to COVID-19 within any province or territory could pose a danger to other Canadian residents.
We, the undersigned, Citizens & Residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to :
1. Deploy whatever resources and means necessary to ensure that Canadian citizens and residents located anywhere in Canada are offered COVID-19 public health and safety response tools, strategies, services, policies, and data collection and analytical methods that meet or exceed comparable guidance issued by the Government of Canada;
2. Consider not only legislative powers, but also the use of federal lands and services to ensure the COVID-19 response in each province and territory meets or exceeds federal guidance. For example, rapid test clinics could be established on federal lands in provinces that are unwilling to set up such services; and
3. Include, as an example but not limited to, wide-scale deployment of rapid testing technology and of testing for asymptomatic individuals, with respect to what constitutes the Government of Canada COVID-19 public health and safety guidance, and the Report “Priority strategies to optimize testing and screening for COVID-19 in Canada: Report” (Jan 2021).
Open for signature
June 15, 2021, at 2:03 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
July 15, 2021, at 2:03 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Elizabeth May
Saanich—Gulf Islands
Green Party Caucus
British Columbia
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