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e-41 (Disabled and handicapped persons)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Alexander Peeler from Conquerall Bank, Nova Scotia, on October 4, 2016, at 12:29 p.m. (EDT)
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Government assistance
Health services accessibility
Persons with disabilities
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • 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.
South Shore—St. Margarets
Liberal
Nova Scotia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on February 15, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01148)
Government response tabled on April 3, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-02)
Open for signature : October 4, 2016, at 12:29 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : February 1, 2017, at 12:29 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
46
British Columbia
121
Manitoba
50
New Brunswick
162
Newfoundland and Labrador
11
Northwest Territories
10
Nova Scotia
544
Nunavut
1
Ontario
203
Prince Edward Island
40
Quebec
169
Saskatchewan
36
Yukon
1
Other Countries
7
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