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e-642 (Organ transplants)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Shauna Rivait from Calgary, Alberta, on November 2, 2016, at 11:50 a.m. (EDT)
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C-316, An Act to amend the Canada Revenue Agency Act (organ donors)
Canada Revenue Agency
Data sharing
Income tax returns
Organ donation
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • At any given time, well over 4,500 Canadians are awaiting a life-saving organ transplant and sadly about 250 will die each year waiting;
  • More than 90% of Canadians support organ and tissue donation however less than 25% have formally expressed their intent to donate through their provincial organ donor registry programs;
  • Each Canadian resident over the age of majority is already compelled to complete a legally-binding annual tax return; and
  • A simple question on a tax return will effectively inform provincial organ donor registries of an individual's intent to donate thereby increasing organ and tissue donation awareness and donor rates across Canada.
We, the undersigned, Citizens and Residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to support Bill C-316, "An Act to amend the Canada Revenue Agency (organ donors)", and give Canadians the opportunity on their annual tax return to indicate their desire to be added to their province or territory's organ donor registry in a convenient, effective and efficient manner.
Calgary Shepard
Conservative
Alberta
Petition presented to the House of Commons on March 8, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01188)
Government response tabled on March 23, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-01)
Open for signature : November 2, 2016, at 11:50 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : March 2, 2017, at 11:50 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
965
British Columbia
285
Manitoba
71
New Brunswick
63
Newfoundland and Labrador
81
Northwest Territories
2
Nova Scotia
34
Nunavut
1
Ontario
553
Prince Edward Island
26
Quebec
54
Saskatchewan
106
Yukon
3
Other Countries
8
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