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Petition to Christine Elliott, Robin Martin, Effie J. Triantafilopoulos

OHIP Covers Plantar Warts but Does Not Cover Warts on Hands!

This Petition is Directed to the Minister of Health and Long Term Care of Ontario I am a RN who provides services to patients who suffer from verrucae or warts from the HPV virus. Wart removal/treatment is covered by OHIP if it is on a patient's feet, genitals or if the patient is immunocompromised. I have so many patients who struggle with warts for years and they need to pay large amounts of money every time they get treated for warts on their hands (palmar, periungual, digits...). Why are the hands not covered? Dear Minister Christine Elliott, please allow insured coverage for wart treatment on the hands. I have patients who suffer a great deal physically, emotionally, and psychologically from these warts. I have patients who have comorbidities and their warts are spreading, but they cannot afford these treatments. I have adolescents embarrassed by these warts that they keep them hidden in their pockets and refuse to play sports or socialize with fear of humiliation. I have patients who work in construction and need to carry heavy objects, which causes them pain when pressure is applied onto the warts. Why are warts covered on the feet but not on the hands? Moreover, I have patients who have warts on their hands who transmit the HPV virus to their children and to themselves (from hands to feet and vice versa), which is a vicious transmission cycle. If a patient is only treating the plantar warts related to full coverage from OHIP, but is not treating the warts on their hands, retransmission occurs. It is important to treat the warts on the hands since this virus spreads via contact, and hands come into contact with everything. It is optimal to cover both (hands and feet) to reduce the rate of transmission and retransmission of warts. I work at a clinic, where patients who meet the eligibility of laser treatment need to have exhausted other treatment options for a minimum of 2 years prior to seeing us. Laser treatments are expensive when uninsured, and can add up as they are calculated by the number of laser pulses. Multiple treatments may be needed. This treatment is completely covered for plantar warts. Again, why not the hands? Please consider insuring treatment of warts on the hands!   Please see an excerpt of the current OHIP coverage of warts below, Appendix D, Surface Pathology, 8.(b) is changed to include perianal warts:(b) Removal or treatment of warts by any means is an insured service in the case of plantar warts, perianal and genital warts and all warts in immunocompromised patients.    

Audrey B
111 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Caroline Mulroney, Paul Calandra, Wayne Emmerson, Ontario Crown

No Plea Bargain in Animal Abuse Case

URGENT: If you are interested in helping out further, please fill out the following survey at: This survey was written by our lawyer to further support the effect of the petition.  There are only seven questions, and it is a multiple-choice survey. Your answers will largely influence the decision of the Court in this case. To those who complete it, thank you so much for your time and assistance!   SpeedSport Stables has left a trail of dead and starving horses as they have moved through the USA and into Ontario, Canada. The owners, David Lee Small, Victoria Small and Jason LeRoy Small, are currently facing nine (9) counts of animal cruelty and abuse causing death. At present, the Smalls have refused to appear at their two court hearings on July 6th and August 13th respectively. The court date is now put over to September 21st in order for the Crown Prosecutor and Defense lawyer to have a pre-trial conference. Please sign our petition to make it clear to our court system that we do not want a plea bargain, a reduced sentence or these charges to slip away: we want all the charges brought against the Small family to be tried in court and for the sternest punishments possible to be applied. On the property they rented in Stouffville, Ontario, fifteen (15) horses were found starving and living in horrendous conditions, and thirteen (13) horses were discovered dead, half-buried in a field. Many of the horses had only been dead for several weeks, still bloody when they were excavated from the dirt mounds. These are only the latest victims of the Smalls’ scheme. We believe these deaths to be intentional and allege that the Smalls use these horses to defraud naive individuals by offering them part ownership in “racehorses”. Once the value of a horse as window-dressing for their scam is used up, these horses are either killed or abandoned to starve to death. Meanwhile, the Smalls move onto greener pastures. Is it possible to stop the Smalls from continuing to use, abuse, and kill horses in the future? Maybe not. But we, the community of Ontario and the global community of horse lovers, want to try. In signing this petition, we ask that the laws of the province Ontario be fully enforced. No excuses, no negotiations. No more convenient deaths. For related news coverage, please see the links below:

Rae Ierullo
75,208 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Doug Ford, Caroline Mulroney, Premier Doug Ford

Don't Violate the Charter of Rights

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said recently that he will override court rulings that find he or his government have violated the fundamental rights of people in Ontario, rights protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in Canada's Constitution. The Charter exists to protect Canadians from abuses of power by politicians and government officials.  The Charter is supported by more than 90% of Canadians. Your rights Premier Ford has said he "won't be shy" to violate include: your rights to freedom of expression, religion, and to protest government actions and join a union; your rights to privacy, and to not be arrested or jailed arbitrarily, and to be presumed innocent and not be subjected to cruel or unusual punishment, and; your right not to be discriminated against based on your race, ethnicity, religion, sex, age or physical disability. Premier Ford is proposing to violate Ontarians' Charter rights right now with Bill 31 -- which will override a court ruling that found that the law his Conservative government passed during the summer violated the Charter rights of election candidates and voters because the law stopped Toronto's city election in the middle of the campaign and cut the number of city councillors in half. This is the first time in Ontario that a Premier has used this measure -- called the "notwithstanding clause" -- to violate the Charter rights of Ontarians. But Premier Ford won't stop there -- he said he will do this again and again so he and his government can do whatever they want, whenever they want, even if the courts rule that they are violating the law. Please join in calling on Premier Ford to stop violating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms by signing this petition! See more details at: Doug Ford says its hammer time -- "won't be shy" to violate Charter rights in the future (The Telegram, September 12, 2018) Survey finds we like the Charter of Rights more than hockey (Calgary Herald, October 1, 2015) Doug Ford is challenging the rule of law itself (Globe and Mail, September 11, 2018) Former Ontario premier Bill Davis: Ford wrong to use notwithstanding clause (TVO, September 12, 2018) Doug Ford's use of notwithstanding clause sparks fears it will embolden others to invoke it (CBC News, September 12, 2018) Protestors handcuffed during debate over notwithstanding clause (CP24 News, September 12, 2018)

Democracy Watch
28,141 supporters