- Human organs and other body parts trafficking
- Medical tourism
- Medical transplantation
Original language of petition: Bilingual
PETITION TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED
We, the undersigned residents of Canada, draw the attention of the House of Commons to the following:
Whereas increasing concerns about international trafficking in human organs removed from victims without consent have not yet led to a legal prohibition on Canadians travelling abroad to acquire or receive such organs; and
Whereas there are currently two bills before Parliament proposing to impede the trafficking of human organs obtained without consent or as a result of a financial transaction: Bill C-350 in the House of Commons and Bill S-240 in the Senate;
Therefore, we, the undersigned, urge the Parliament of Canada to move quickly on the proposed legislation so as to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to prohibit Canadians from travelling abroad to acquire human organs removed without consent or as a result of a financial transaction and to render inadmissible to Canada any and all permanent residents or foreign nationals who have participated in this abhorrent trade in human organs.
Government response tabled
Response by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
Signed by (Minister or Parliamentary Secretary): The Parliamentary Secretary Gary Anandasangaree
Our Government was pleased to support Senate Public Bill S-223, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in human organs), which received royal assent and came into force on December 15, 2022.
In Canada, organ transplantation and donation is governed by a comprehensive legislative framework at both the federal and provincial/territorial level, encompassing health and criminal law. Bill S-223 strengthens that framework.
- Presented to the House of Commons
(Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan)
December 14, 2022 (Petition No. 441-01015)
- Government response tabled
- January 30, 2023
Only validated signatures are counted towards the total number of signatures.
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