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e-734 (Human diseases)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Neill Shewan from Brechin, Ontario, on January 4, 2017, at 1:50 p.m. (EDT)
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Government assistance
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Health care system
Immunological disorders
Medical research
Neurological disorders
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Minister of Health

Whereas:
  • 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.
Simcoe North
Conservative
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on May 11, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01325)
Government response tabled on September 18, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-02)
Open for signature : January 4, 2017, at 1:50 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : May 4, 2017, at 1:50 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
56
British Columbia
172
Manitoba
26
New Brunswick
13
Newfoundland and Labrador
2
Northwest Territories
3
Nova Scotia
38
Nunavut
1
Ontario
422
Quebec
314
Saskatchewan
10
Yukon
1
Other Countries
7
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