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.
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