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e-935 (Health care services)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Kara Waites from Aurora, Ontario, on March 13, 2017, at 9:14 a.m. (EDT)
keywords
Contraception
Reproductive health
Whole-of-government approach
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • Among heterosexual sexually active Canadians not intending to conceive, 15% use no contraception at all, and withdrawal remains the third most used contraceptive in Canada;
  • 24% of Canadians don`t have access to a subsidized drug plan, meaning they must pay out of pocket for medications like contraception; and
  • Provision of subsidized contraceptives has shown to be cost-benecial in a number of jurisdictions including the United States and Great Britain by reducing the costs of unintended pregnancy.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to support the NDP’s Motion M-65 that calls on the federal government to work with the provinces to cover the full cost of prescribed contraceptives.
London—Fanshawe
NDP
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on September 20, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01648)
Government response tabled on November 3, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-25)
Open for signature : March 13, 2017, at 9:14 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : July 11, 2017, at 9:14 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
70
British Columbia
78
Manitoba
20
New Brunswick
60
Newfoundland and Labrador
11
Northwest Territories
1
Nova Scotia
20
Ontario
426
Prince Edward Island
1
Quebec
165
Saskatchewan
46
Yukon
11
Other Countries
1
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