Petition to Lawrence MacAulay
End food waste in Canada!
Every year, $31 billion of food ends up in a landfill in Canada alone. This isn't just stale bread and mouldy produce. This is good to eat food of all sorts. Produce, dairy, grain, protein, and everything outside of those. Yet, nearly one million Canadians rely on food banks each month, and about four million Canadians are "food insecure", of which 1.5 million are children. In 2015, the French government passed a law forbidding supermarkets from wasting and deliberately destroying food that can still be eaten. Instead, supermarkets have since been required to donate all unsold food products to charity such as food banks. A similar anti-food waste law can and should be implemented in Canada, nationwide. As it is, Quebec is now requiring that all supermarkets give unused food to foodbanks. Doing the same on a federal scale is not inconceivable. It is doable, and it is already being done in communities worldwide. In addition to the people who would be positively affected, food waste contributes greatly to climate change. Reducing food waste would benefit our environment. This petition urges the Govenment of Canada through the Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture, to create a federal program to combat food waste. The program will: Bar supermarkets from intentionally destroying and wasting unsold, still edible food Require Canadian supermarkets to give unsold, still edible food to Canadian food banks Require Canadian supermarkets to give wrongfully packaged or damaged, still edible food to Canadian food banks The law passed in France began with a simple petition not much different from this, on this very website. That petition received over 200,000 signatures. Our goal is to obtain 100,000 and to gain national attention to this very real issue. With your support, we can make a difference, and we can show our government what matters to us. We need you. We need your voice. We need your support. Please sign and share this petition to bring change and to bring this law into Canada! Use the #WhyWasteFood and #FoodDeservesBetter when sharing or discussing this campaign on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! -- Learn more: A $31B problem: How Canada sucks at reducing food waste Man who forced French supermarkets to donate food wants to take law global Help the environment, reduce food waste
Petition to Naheed Nenshi, Peter Brown, Shaye Anderson
Project Trai: Carbon monoxide detector mandate
On February 4, 2018 a gas leak in a multi family residence in Airdrie, AB resulted in the carbon monoxide poisoning of multiple tenants, claiming the bright young life of 12 year old Trai. He and his family had just recently settled into their new residence at The Crown Shores, when his life was taken. Unfortunately, this was not the first time this building had experienced a gas leak. On June 5, 2014 the building had also been evacuated due to a gas leak. This event was a clear wake up call that gas line safety measures needed to be put in place immediately, yet they were not. A simple, effective $20 detector was never purchased, never installed for reasons unknown, never required and the result of this negligence are his mothers', his family, his friends, and his community, grieving the loss of this brilliant beautiful child. This should NEVER have happened. We need the province of Alberta to introduce stronger legislation around carbon monoxide detectors. They must be installed in homes and buildings to the same degree that we require smoke detectors - if the property owners will not protect the people, we demand the province and the city step up! Project Trai is an initiative started by a group of women who connected with Elysha (one of Trai's mothers) through their shared journey's in Surrogacy. Elysha has a beloved role within their sisterhood, always being the first to offer support or a little sunshine on a tough day. From the heartbreak of the utter tragedy of Trai's death, it has become evident that his death could have been prevented. We are absolutely appalled to discover the negligent carbon monoxide safety regulation currently in place. We knew that we had to try to do whatever we could to honour Trai, in support his mothers, our caring friend and her wife. Our goal is to prevent this tragedy from ever happening again in Alberta.
Petition to Office of the Provincial Health Officer Ministry of Health PO Box 9648, STN PROV GOVT 1515 Blanshard, Dr. Perry Kendall, Dr. Patty Daly (Chief), Terry Lake, Peter Julian
Meaningful action against the Fentanyl Overdose Epidemic
We the undersigned demand that each & every legal manufacturer of Fentanyl, Carfentanyl & similar drugs (as well as the precursor chemicals used in illicit manufacture) be legally required to contain a physical–chemical identifier (a molecule that can be detected & identify the lab of origin) & be dyed a vivid color allowing it to be easily detectable when mixed with other substances. As a front line worker in the Greater Vancouver area my colleagues & I have been witness to the devastation the current Fentanyl health crisis continues to cause. Between Nov. 17 and 23, B.C. paramedics responded to 494 suspected overdose and poisoning calls in Greater Vancouver, including 271 in the Downtown Eastside and 81 in Surrey. By comparison, in the entire 2015, there were 474 illicit drug overdoses in B.C., which was a 30 per cent increase from 2014. In April, B.C. declared a public health emergency following a significant increase in drug overdoses. A public health emergency was declared province-wide earlier this year following an uptick in overdose deaths, many of them linked to drugs laced with the powerful opioid fentanyl. Law enforcement has repeatedly said, they do not know where the Fentanyl is coming from, causing difficulty in intercepting shipments before they make it onto the streets. The overdoses that are happening in record numbers affect each & every member of society in some way. Families losing loved ones. 1st responders suffering trauma due to overwork & frustration. People with legitimate medical need for opiod medications facing difficulties maintaining their prescription due to tighter controls. Taxpayers bearing the burden of increased funding required to respond to the needs of health care systems that are not equipped to deal with this crisis. Tax dollars going toward committees & think tanks which are spending time discussing the related issues- time that is costing lives as well as dollars. Adding a vivid bright color to the fentanyl & precursor chemicals would allow it to be visually obvious when mixed with illicit drugs. A cost effective & harmless move that would have immediate effect.
Petition to HEALTH CANADA
Support Evidenced Based Food Guidelines / Pour un Guide alimentaire basé sur la science
(Texte français à la suite) For the past 35+ years, Canadians have followed the Canadian Dietary Guidelines, but during this time, there has been a sharp increase in nutrition-related diseases, particularly obesity and diabetes. Drastic change is needed. An Open Letter has been sent to Health Canada and the Health Minister calling for nutritional reform, signed by 717 Canadian Physicians and many allied health care providers. Our nutritional disease epidemic can be halted by vastly reducing sugar and processed foods, and adopting a whole food way of eating. The recommendations are brief, easy to understand, backed by science, and endorsed by physicians and other health care professionals who have improved their own health and those of their loved ones, in many cases reversing type 2 diabetes and obesity with this approach. We know that prevention is the best form of medicine, and that this is the only way to avoid the impending financial collapse of our healthcare system. Many doctors and allied health professionals have acted, but unless we act collectively, we will continue to suffer disease, poor health quality and premature death due to chronic dietary diseases. This is the time for drastic change, and we need your help to make sure the nutritional policy writers notice. Only by working together to spread and support this message will we be able to make real, lasting change to our country's food policies, and get our next set of dietary guidelines right. Please help us demand this change to focus on real, whole food, and send a clear message to Health Canada that Canadians are ready to take our health back. Thank you, Dr. Barbra Allen Bradshaw and Dr. Carol Loffelmann __________________________________________ Depuis plus de 35 ans, les Canadiens sont encouragés à suivre les recommandations alimentaires élaborées par le gouvernement. Pendant cette période, on a observé une augmentation marquée des maladies liées à l’alimentation, en particulier l’obésité et le diabète de type 2. Une lettre ouverte a été envoyée à Santé Canada et au ministre de la Santé demandant une réforme du Guide alimentaire canadien. Cette lettre a été signée par des centaines de médecins et de professionnels de la santé au pays. Les recommandations sont brèves, faciles à comprendre, soutenues par les données scientifiques les plus probantes, et approuvées par des médecins et professionnels de la santé qui ont amélioré leur propre santé et celle de leurs proches, souvent en renversant complètement le diabète de type 2 et l’obésité. Nous savons que la prévention est la meilleure des médecines et que c’est la seule solution pour éviter la faillite de nos systèmes de soins de santé publics. De nombreux médecins et professionnels de la santé travaillent activement sur le terrain à changer les choses, mais nous devons changer les choses tous ensemble pour éviter les maladies chroniques et autres problèmes de santé liés à l’alimentation, incluant les décès prématurés. Il est grand temps que des changements drastiques soient apportés. Nous avons besoin de votre aide pour que les décideurs politiques en matière de nutrition remarquent nos efforts. C’est en travaillant ensemble pour faire connaître nos objectifs et pour obtenir le soutien du plus grand nombre de personnes que nous pourrons réussir à changer les lignes directrices en matière de nutrition et faire en sorte que le prochain Guide soit bien élaboré. SVP, aidez-nous à changer le Guide pour qu’il fasse la promotion d’une nourriture vraie et saine. Aidez-nous à envoyer un message clair à Santé Canada : nous sommes prêts à retrouver notre santé. Nous vous remercions de votre support, Dre Barbra Allen Bradshaw et Dre Carol Loffelmann, avec la participation de Dre Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy
Petition to Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Hon. Kathleen O. Wynne
How much is that drug?
We worry about the price we are expected to pay when filling prescriptions. Why are we handed a stapled, labeled white bag and then feel pressured to pay whatever price is asked? We are told the price of everything else we purchase in advance and make our own decisions about value. But not when it comes to prescriptions. This is because our doctors and nurse practitioners currently have no real-time access to drug costs. We expect to have conversations with our prescribers about drug affordability. We value that this dialogue takes place in the neutral space of their offices. We have the right to know drug costs directly from our physicians and nurse practitioners, not just learning once at the pharmacy.
Petition to http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/minister-ministre/jane-philpott-eng.php & email@example.com CC
I would like a better process regarding patients complaints
Anyone that had to deal with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario knows what I am talking about. How frustrating and how long the process is and by the time you get through it yet again you get disappointed. What I don't get is if I as a patient make a false claim I would be prosecuted and go to jail for fraud which is the right thing to do and should be. But what is not fair is that the doctors do not face the same kind of scrutiny and justice if they cause long term injury to me and then outright lies about it and also block my attempt to get any help in that is specialize field. The most they get here in Canada is a warning or a suspension and a fine. So much for fairness. Very rare has a doctor license ever been revoked and when it did it was with great pain and perseverance on the part of the patient whom still suffer to this day because of their actions. This is why I decided to post this story on this site so some changes can be made in the way the complaints are done and processes. Doctors should be held more accountable for their action since we the patient put our trust, life and health in their hands and should conduct themselves with high esteem and integrity. After the latest decision and the experience I am going through with the College of Physicians isn't there any wonder why some doctors abuse their position? With everything that I said and even producing some documents to back up my claim, their decision only is one sided. Even when these doctors where misleading in their reply, I made an attempt to correct those inconsistencies and back it up with documents stating the truth. Regardless that my right where violated and there is many other transgressions on their part that I can mention it all comes down to this main point, these doctors abuse their power of trust and they get a pass on it? Is it any wonder why it take so long to bring some of these doctors to justice? I'm starting to think that the College of Physician is just a delay tactics on the part of the doctors to buy some time and in the hope the patient give up. Never mind that sometimes some innocent parents goes to jail because a doctor made a false report and gave a false statement. Or that many lives have been affected by their conduct. Why do the College wait until many lives are affected before they act? And then they are totally surprise that some gets so arrogant and begin to behave badly!!! I am starting to feel like my entire attempt to get to the truth is being block. I deserve to know the truth and will not settle for anything less otherwise that would be to compromise my integrity at this point I am not going to. There are two classes in our society the "Have" which is the College who protect and provide legal assistance to their doctors and the "Have Not" and if you end up falling in the second category like I do I have to defend myself with all the tools at my disposal until I can find the proper help that I need! I finally have one area that is being taken care of and the one thing that has been eluding me up to date and is the most important challenge is to see and speak with a specialist who has knowledge of long term severe reaction and side effects cause by Botox use for chronic pain. I learn a lot by these reactions but there are many questions that need to be answered. Has anyone else ever had that much and going through similar reactions? I even wrote a blog detailing the entire step that I have gone through up to date and also how these treatments has and still is affecting my health @ http://liselatulippe.blogspot.ca/2015/02/my-original-compliant-to-cop.html http://liselatulippe.blogspot.ca/2015/03/my-second-reply-to-cop.html http://liselatulippe.blogspot.ca/2014/06/how-these-reaction-are-affecting-me.html http://liselatulippe.blogspot.ca/2015/03/proof-of-my-medical-files-being.html http://liselatulippe.blogspot.com/2014/09/communication-breakdown.html?spref=tw http://liselatulippe.blogspot.ca/2014/05/information-that-went-missing-or-not.html http://liselatulippe.blogspot.com/2014/05/living-with-botulism-toxin-new-document.html These doctors involves in my case change my diagnosis and tampers with my files, also access my files without written consent after no longer being in their care. What response did I get from the College regarding their conduct!. That I was malicious and my claim was and is baseless even after sending them the result that indeed I was overdose with Botox and now suffering from Botulism toxin! Also another hurdle that we as patient must go through is trying to find proper representation even with the solid evidence that I have still can't find a lawyer that want to help in any way unless I get a expert and here again when I tried was told that they (expert) can't take my case since it would be a "Conflict of interest" will let you draw your own conclusion on this one! All roadblock that are put in the way of the patient while these doctors have all the protection they need! This need to change so the patient can be empower when facing with a entity that think they are entitle!Thank goodness there are still many good doctors out there that value the trust of their patient! Too bad some doctors don't like to get involves more to help and protect the patient, even just a small action like reporting their colleague who does wrong would go a long way in helping to alleviating the stress and anxiety that some patient goes through. It is hard enough to deal with a challenging condition and even harder to get answer, that would be a first good step even if it is not in the physician’s specialty. If you believe that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and Canada is useless and we need a different way to deal with patient complaints and make doctors more accountable for their action, please sign this petition and hopefully our Government provincial or federal will listen and make changes appropriately!
Petition to Barbara Hall
Intervene for equal health care for persons with addictions
People suffering from addiction should not have to prove to doctors they have conquered their disability before they are allowed access to treatment. Last fall, the Ontario Human Rights Commission made a commitment to support and intervene in applications before the Tribunal to actively challenge cases where doctors allegedly denied service delivery to people based on mental health or addiction disabilities. Now is the time to ask Chief Commissioner Barbara Hall to keep her promise. Next week she will decide whether to intervene in my husband’s application. My husband paid the highest price of discrimination in the Ontario health care system. UHN doctors made him wait 6 months to get on the liver transplant wait list until he could prove he could stop being a person with an alcohol addiction disability. At transplant centres non alcoholic patients are assessed individually for transplant based on urgency and medical condition. Alcoholic patients are judged as a group. They told us they would not “waste the organ because he would just start drinking again.” When I said I would be a living donor, they said “they would not even waste the money on the surgery.” Their message was clear. “You are better off dead than alive and drinking.” My husband did not make it. I watched as they let him die. And I am saying, “What the doctors did was horribly wrong.” I need your support. The Ontario government is paying three lawyers to fight this case; Minister of Health Deb Matthews has chosen to ignore her responsibilities for this issue. Instead she is sending the message to doctors it is OK to violate the human rights of those with disabilities. Please tell Commissioner Hall to do what she said she was going to do: stand up for those with disabilities and intervene in matters where those with addictions are denied treatment. My husband is gone. But, I am here to fight to have those guidelines struck. These guidelines remain in place at every transplant centre in Ontario. The public interest remedy in this matter is huge. People with disabilities should not have to pass a test before they are allowed access to medical treatment. Doctors should not be allowed to set their own treatment criteria if these breach human rights laws. Please join me. Ask Commissioner Hall to stand up for the rights of those with mental health and addiction challenges. Ask her to send a message to Ontario doctors that our Charter states everyone has a right to life. And that doctors cannot set guidelines that send those with disabilities to the back of the line.
Petition to Minister Eric Hoskins
Minister Hoskins: Introduce legislation so alcohol use disorder patients get help
Alcohol use disorder is a disability and a disease we don't talk about. Current legislation in Ontario offers no mechanisms for families of these people to help or to save the people they love. And so persons with alcohol use disorder and their families suffer in silence, in darkness, in isolation. Ashamed. According to government standards, you cannot commit them to treatment because they are not a danger to themselves. And yet, they drink until the lives of their babies are impacted forever. Until their own lives are irreparably harmed. Until they die from their addiction. These are dangers. Happening in slow motion. Legislation will give babies a chance. It will give concerned family members, friends or spouses an opportunity to intervene and lessen the likelihood of FASD. How many kids do you need to see, to know someone should have helped sooner! Legislation could also decrease the advance of liver disease to the need for liver transplant. Many reasons more... We want legislation like Florida's Marchman Act, which allows family members or friends to go to a judge and get people assessed when they have lost control of their alcohol consumption. Little known facts about alcohol: - Less than 1/4 of people who have an alcohol use disorder seek treatment. - 12% of children in Ontario live in alcoholic families. - 15% of people who try alcohol become addicted. - Per capita consumption of alcohol increased more than 13% in the past decade in Canada. - A 2011 study by the World Health Organization of the burden of disease indicates that alcohol ranks second out of 26 risk factors for death, disease and disability, behind tobacco and above other health risks such as over-weight and obesity, physical inactivity, illicit drug use, unhealthy diet and others. We work to address most of these issues but we use alcohol to generate revenue. Enough is enough. We have an alcohol problem. It's time to take a stand and tell the government, we demand that you help us save those who we love. Before it is too late.