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e-3932 (Health)

Initiated by Michayla Carlson from Winnipeg, Manitoba

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

  • Menstrual items such as pads, tampons and menstrual cups are essential health necessities;
  • Rural Canadian's face barriers to accessing urban services that provide access to menstrual necessities;
  • The barriers of housing instability and a lack of information on where to access services contribute to period poverty;
  • Provincial Governments do not receive specific funding to provide access to menstrual necessities; and
  • Provinces are not obligated to provide access to menstrual necessities, despite the urgency of this health issue.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to:
1. Acknowledge the prevalence of period poverty in Canada;
2. Address the barriers vulnerable Canadians face in accessing menstrual necessities;
3. Delegate funding to provinces to administer the service of free access to menstrual necessities (pads, tampons and menstrual cups); and
4. Ensure provinces provide equal and accessible service to menstrual necessities.
Open for signature
March 16, 2022, at 8:38 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
April 15, 2022, at 8:38 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Leah Gazan
Winnipeg Centre
New Democratic Party Caucus
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