Parkinson Society Canada is a member of the Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness. The Coalition is advocating that the government of Canada develop a strategy to protect Canadians against discrimination. We need your help in bringing awareness of this issue to our elected representatives.
On October 1, 2012, Private Member’s Bill C-445 was tabled in the House of Commons. The Bill, introduced by NDP MP Libby Davies (East Vancouver), calls for an amendment to the Canadian Human Rights Act to add genetic characteristics as prohibited grounds of discrimination.
We are asking you, the Parkinson’s community, to write your Members of Parliament to bring this important issue to their attention so they will support the Bill when it is debated in the House of Commons. You can use this sample letter or tailor it to your personal experience.
Let us know at email@example.com, if you decide to write a letter or if you obtain support from your MP.
To read the full text of the bill, see Bill C-445: An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (genetic characteristics).
For more information about genetic discrimination, see Ask the Expert – Genetic discrimination: Beware.