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e-786 (Disabled and handicapped persons)

Initiated by Phoebe Larson - Mike from Edmonton, Alberta

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

  • To qualify as a Thalidomide survivor, “new” individuals will need to satisfy one of the three criteria set out in 1991, which existing survivors have previously met. These criteria are verifiable information of the receipt of a settlement from the drug company, documentary proof (e.g., medical or pharmacy records) of the maternal use of Thalidomide (brand names Kevadon or Talimol) in Canada during the first trimester of pregnancy, or listing on an existing government registry of Thalidomide victims.
  • Thalidomide survivors are uniting to show the Canadian government that there are far more Thalidomide victims than they will acknowledge. We are in search of justice, recognition and compensation.
We, the undersigned, Canada's forgotten Thalidomide survivors, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to change the current criteria set for Thalidomide compensation to include assessment by a medical professional that specializes in deformities caused by Thalidomide in the event that undocumented survivors are unable to meet the current criteria.
Government response tabled on September 18, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-124-03)
Open for signature
January 30, 2017, at 9:15 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
May 30, 2017, at 9:15 a.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Gordon Brown (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes)
June 9, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01479)
Government response tabled
September 18, 2017
Photo - Gordon Brown
Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
Conservative Caucus
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