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e-3991 (Social affairs and equality)

Initiated by William Leggat from Duncan, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Disability financial support payments in Canada are currently far below the Official Poverty Line of Canada;
  • 1.5 million disabled Canadians currently suffer every single day in a state of "legislated poverty"; and
  • The government continues to allow the wealthy, well-connected, and multinational corporations to hoard billions in offshore accounts or forgo taxes and fair prices for our country's resources.
We, the undersigned, concerned Canadian citizens, call upon the Government of Canada to end the current practice of "legislated poverty" of Canadians living with disabilities and establish a federal disability benefit of $2,200 per month.
Open for signature
April 27, 2022, at 10:39 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
August 25, 2022, at 10:39 a.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Alistair MacGregor (Cowichan—Malahat—Langford)
September 20, 2022 (Petition No. 441-00651)
Photo - Alistair MacGregor
New Democratic Party Caucus
British Columbia
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