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e-3757 (Health)

Initiated by Amber McGlone from Calgary, Alberta

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Point-of-care and rapid antigen tests (RAT) are effective in determining a SARS CoV-2 infection is not present in the individual tested;
  • RATs are less invasive to the person both medically and financially than the (polymerase chain reaction) PCR test;
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is retiring the CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel, because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized hundreds of other SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests;
  • The European Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, who are leading the way in COVID testing methods, all include RATs as options for travellers; and
  • Health Canada has approved several of these tests for use within Canada at recreational facilities, restaurants, businesses, employers and for school.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Accept point-of-care and rapid antigen tests that are approved by Health Canada as an approved test to enter Canada for Canadian citizens as well as travellers with accepted exemptions to travel within Canada; and
2. Add these tests to the approved list of tests for entry or re-entry into and travel within Canada to alleviate the undue hardship on Canadian travellers.
Open for signature
January 18, 2022, at 10:11 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
February 17, 2022, at 10:11 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Melissa Lantsman
Conservative Caucus
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