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e-786 (Disabled and handicapped persons)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Phoebe Larson - Mike from Edmonton, Alberta, on January 30, 2017, at 9:15 a.m. (EDT)
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Application process
Government compensation
Persons with disabilities
Thalidomide
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

Whereas:
  • 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.
Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
Conservative
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on June 9, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01479)
Government response tabled on September 18, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-03)
Open for signature : January 30, 2017, at 9:15 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : May 30, 2017, at 9:15 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
71
British Columbia
49
Manitoba
11
New Brunswick
307
Newfoundland and Labrador
4
Nova Scotia
14
Nunavut
1
Ontario
173
Prince Edward Island
2
Quebec
276
Saskatchewan
16
Other Countries
3
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