I am honoured today to table a petition on behalf of constituents from my riding in London West. They call upon the Government of Canada to increase the amount of its childhood cancer research funding to 10%. They show concern towards the fact that childhood cancer is the leading cause of disease-related deaths among Canadian children.
The petition contains signatories who have had their lives impacted by childhood cancer. I would like to thank the advocacy of Kim Vander Schelde, who helped collect these signatures.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, draw the attention of the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to the following:
Currently less than 5 percent of Cancer research funding from the federal government is used towards childhood cancers.
THEREFORE, the undersigned residents of Canada call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to increase the amount of childhood cancer research funding be increased to 10 percent.