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e-380 (Veterans' affairs)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Janelle Withers from Toronto, Ontario, on May 27, 2016, at 1:03 p.m. (EDT)
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Mental health
Post-traumatic stress syndrome
Sunnybrook Veterans Centre
Veterans
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Under current legislation, Sunnybrook Veterans Centre will cease to exist as a veteran's facility after the last WW2 and Korean veterans pass away. There is a great need to maintain Sunnybrook as a Centre of Excellence for our "New Veterans", those who have bravely served Canada since the Korean War;
  • Mental health issues are very prevalent, both with military personnel and first responders, and research and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and other accompanying issues is critically needed; and
  • The existing Veterans Centre at Sunnybrook should be transformed into such a Centre of Excellence to treat these disorders and meet the physical and mental health needs of our "New Veterans", members of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP and First Responders.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to create within the existing Sunnybrook Veteran's Facility, a Centre of Excellence for Veterans' Care, including specialization in both physical and mental health; the latter including research and treatment for traumatic stress disorder and related issues for Canadian Veterans, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP and First Responders.
Don Valley West
Liberal
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on November 14, 2016 (Petition No. 421-00873)
Government response tabled on January 30, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-01)
Open for signature : May 27, 2016, at 1:03 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : September 24, 2016, at 1:03 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
20
British Columbia
62
New Brunswick
9
Newfoundland and Labrador
1
Northwest Territories
1
Nova Scotia
14
Ontario
481
Prince Edward Island
3
Quebec
15
Saskatchewan
1
Other Countries
2
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