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e-565 (Canadian Armed Forces)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Marie-Claude Michaud from Québec, Quebec, on September 22, 2016, at 4:19 p.m. (EDT)
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Families and children
Military family resource centres
Military operations and events
Military personnel
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Minister of National Defence

Whereas:
  • Canadian military families have clearly shown their significant contribution through the past twenty-five years of military operations. They make a direct contribution to operational efficiency and for this reason must be recognized in the evolving policies of defence as an integral and vital part of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and must be supported by all levels of government through the Military Family Resource Centres (MFRC), governed by and for families;
  • In the past twenty-five years, that military and veterans’ families have been on duty 24/7 for months, if not for years, considering the significant sacrifices made by military families both personally and professionally and that military families have made the supreme sacrifice and that thousands live with a member who is psychologically injured; 3. Considering the twenty-five years of direct experience of the MFRCs with military families in an intensive operational context, the expertise acquired in matters of essential services for military families and that they have been created by and for military families;
  • The MFRCs have 25 years of direct experience with military families in intense operational circumstances, the expertise acquired in matters of essential services for military families and that they have been created by and for military families.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of National Defence to include military families in the next Defence policy as an integral and essential part of the mission of the CAF and officially recognize the MFRCs as being the official service providers for military families and to attribute to them as clients, with the resources required, veterans and their families.
Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier
Conservative
Quebec
Petition presented to the House of Commons on April 4, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01243)
Government response tabled on May 18, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-01)
Open for signature : September 22, 2016, at 4:19 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : January 20, 2017, at 4:19 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
81
British Columbia
111
Manitoba
50
New Brunswick
40
Newfoundland and Labrador
27
Nova Scotia
67
Ontario
252
Prince Edward Island
6
Quebec
433
Saskatchewan
13
Yukon
1
Other Countries
6
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