Canada lacks a universal system of services for persons with disabilities;
The Government of Canada provides no financial or other support for life-sustaining medical equipment and other essential services;
The Government of Canada has not met all of its obligations as outlined by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms or the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD); and
The Government of Canada has committed itself to the passing of a Canadians with Disabilities Act which will provide a framework for addressing the needs of Canadians with disabilities.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to implement a National Disability Assistance Program for Canadians with chronic disabilities to fund life-sustaining medical equipment and to provide access to the necessary services to allow them to optimize their functionality over the course of their lifetime.
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