A Petition for Cancer Reform in Ontario

Ontario’s fractured cancer system needs significant reform that will enable all cancer patients to access safe, high-quality treatment and care without delay or out-of-pocket costs.

One in two Canadians will face a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, and the majority of cancer patients will require a take-home cancer drug.

Yet in Ontario, cancer patients face a two-tiered, out-of-date system that is riddled with administrative hurdles, out-of-pocket costs to the patient and delays for take-home cancer treatments.

There have been numerous reports, roundtables and appeals for cancer reform from patients, physicians, the cancer community, and the Ontario Auditor General. Despite these calls, patients in Ontario still face the same fragmented and antiquated cancer system.

The Western Provinces, the Northern Territories, and Quebec have all developed mechanisms to fund universal access to oral cancer treatments regardless of one’s age.

To date, two of the three major political parties in Ontario have made commitments to address the need to change the current cancer system, including closing the funding gap between in-hospital and take-home cancer treatments.

Cancer doesn’t have political stripes and committing to the best quality cancer care cannot be a partisan issue.

We the undersigned call for:
All parties to commit to immediate cancer reform in Ontario that will enable all cancer patients to access safe, high-quality treatment and care without delay or out-of-pocket costs before the provincial election on June 7.

692 signatures

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  • Veronica Joyner
    signed 2018-05-23 13:28:44 -0400
  • Sue Folinsbee
    signed 2018-05-22 14:26:52 -0400
  • Joanne Blanchette
    signed 2018-05-16 18:50:28 -0400
  • Tina Guzzo
    signed 2018-05-12 06:28:16 -0400
  • Tina Guzzo
    @TinaGuzzo1 tweeted link to this page. 2018-05-12 06:26:49 -0400
  • Tina guzzo
    signed 2018-05-12 06:26:36 -0400
  • Deborah Kerr
    signed 2018-05-12 00:05:02 -0400
  • Monique Flocco
    signed 2018-05-11 20:14:03 -0400
  • Avis Brownlee
    signed via 2018-05-11 08:54:21 -0400
  • Denise Loucks
    signed 2018-05-11 07:08:45 -0400
  • Mavis Bernard
    signed 2018-05-09 22:19:07 -0400
  • Mahdieh Mohajeri
    signed 2018-05-09 16:14:36 -0400
  • Brenda Holmes
    signed 2018-05-09 15:20:22 -0400
  • Andrea Robinson
    signed 2018-05-09 14:35:11 -0400
  • Sharon Dennis
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-05-09 11:56:18 -0400
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  • Sharon Dennis
    signed 2018-05-09 11:55:51 -0400
  • Simone Franke
    signed via 2018-05-05 16:31:42 -0400
  • Garry Price
    signed 2018-05-03 09:47:07 -0400
  • Chris McKay
    signed 2018-05-02 17:22:58 -0400
  • Urja lathia
    signed 2018-05-02 13:51:01 -0400
  • Diane Cooper
    signed 2018-05-01 20:00:20 -0400
  • Andrea Oddie
    signed 2018-04-30 20:50:06 -0400
  • Linda Weber
    signed 2018-04-30 18:15:43 -0400
  • Marilyn J Killen Wright
    signed 2018-04-30 15:05:52 -0400
  • Marilyn J Killen Wright
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-30 15:05:16 -0400
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  • Marilyn Wright
    signed 2018-04-30 15:04:04 -0400
  • Lori-Lynn Chamberlain
    signed 2018-04-30 14:21:45 -0400
  • Tony Farrell
    signed 2018-04-30 10:54:27 -0400
  • Susan karley
    signed 2018-04-30 07:48:19 -0400
  • Sonya Wedgbury
    signed 2018-04-29 19:57:43 -0400
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