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e-734 (Human diseases)

Petition to the Minister of Health

  • Chronic Immunological & Neurological Diseases (CIND) affect 1.4 million Canadians and there is no cure;
  • There is a high cost to individuals and society due to lost income and productivity due to these serious chronic long term illnesses;
  • Virtually unknown to the general public, they are as disabling as MS and are more prevalent in Canada than breast cancer, MS and AIDS combined;
  • Research funding from CIHR has been nominal and inequitable. Between 1999-2009, distributions by CIHR amount to: $4,500/HIV/AIDS patient; $1,000/MS patient; $12/FM patient; under $3/ME patient;
  • For CIND illnesses, Canada lacks proper medical care, social support and treatment;
  • The 2010 Canadian Community Health Survey revealed a high level of disability, unmet health care needs, high demand on the health care system, low food security and a weak sense of belonging to the community;
  • Canada was a leader creating the internationally regarded 2003 ME/CFS Canadian Consensus Criteria; and
  • Canada currently has no strategy in place to address the above concerns;
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to Create a National CIND Strategy to address this urgent Global Health Crisis. We ask our Government to commit to a concerted effort to address the burden CIND diseases places on our economy, health care systems and individuals impacted by CIND illnesses.
Government response tabled on September 18, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-114-02)
Open for signature
January 4, 2017, at 1:50 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
May 4, 2017, at 1:50 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Bruce Stanton (Simcoe North)
May 11, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01325)
Government response tabled
September 18, 2017
Photo - Bruce Stanton
Simcoe North
Conservative Caucus
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