Une pétition nationale pour faire modifier les dispositions de l’article 12(3c) sur la loi de l’Assurance-Emploi, inchangée depuis 1971, prévoyant un nombre maximal de quinze [15] semaines de prestations payables en cas de maladie, afin qu’elle soit mieux adaptée à la réalité d’aujourd’hui.

Au Canada, ça nous touche tous de près ou de loin peu importe la province, la religion, la couleur et les allégeances politiques.

Contribuez à faire changer les choses pour l’avenir, notre avenir…
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Marie-Hélène Dubé

Lets roll up our sleeves and prepare the post C-291 !

2012-02-21 18:53:12 | Marie-Hélène Dubé | Aucun commentaire

 It is with disappointment that I learned this Wednesday, February 15, 2012, that the private Bill of member Denis Coderre was rejected at its second reading in Parliament. Thus, at the time of the vote, all elected Liberals, NDP and Bloc Québécois voted in favor of the bill, while all members of the Conservative party remained seated and impassive

I remind you that Bill C-291 mission was to increase the duration of long term sickness benefits from 15 to 50 weeks and also eliminate the mandatory two week waiting period before receiving benefits

Let me reassure you right away, losing a battle is not losing the war. All these signatures were not collected for nothing and obviously, we will have to continue to amass even more. There are currently other bills in Ottawa, from other parties, seeking essentially the same changes on this archaic law

Since yesterday, I have been asked several times if I took it personal. In fact, without responding completely no, I must qualify that answer. I think rather that 70% of Canadians should take this personnally, which includes me of course, and urgently! I obviously do not want anyone to get sick, but considering the current statistics regarding serious diseases ... 70% of citizens without insurance other than EI ... I find it rather disturbing.

The government mentions in different ways that the economic climate does not allow such expenses.... which, incidentally, are far from high. My answer to all those who say they are concerned about the economy ... But what will cost more in the end? Allowing your citizens to fight a serious illness successfully without losing everything, or letting these people drift and end up on welfare having lost everything, health and dignity included. Do you think people in the second category will be part of those who will encourage the famous economy? Yet those in the first category will resume their employment, pay back taxes, taxes, etc.. Ultimately, everyone winswith the 1st option ...

I can’t understand that 157 deputies, elected by our citizens, remain cold in such a situation, and furthermore, don’t even show opening for the moment at least, to discussing it. I find this approach rather disturbing and fraught with meaning. Do you think it is possible among the 157 elected, none of them has been the aware of a person living such a situation? To me, this is impossible. So what happens really in this Government?

I believe that despite these difficult times, it is important not to give up and keep moving. Ask yourself what you would do with $ 5,200 (13 X $ 400- when eligible to the maximum amount, including the waiting period, and on which taxes would be deducted) to assume all your financial responsibilities for approximately one year all the while fighting a serious illness, recovering from a difficult surgery and / or stressful treatment. I can personnaly confirm that fighting for your life and health is quite enough on it’s own

I also remind you that we are the only G-8 (except the U.S.) to offer less than a year of benefits to our citizens. All other countries offer a period of one to three years in each case. Why are not we changing this? Personally, I am ashamed of this situation, both personally and internationally.

Thank you for continuing to mobilize with me and continue more than ever to circulate this petition. Thank you for gather new signatures and raising awareness of people who, unfortunately, are still unaware of this reality until it hits them.






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Marie-Hélène Dubé, québécoise, qui à la suite d’une 3e récidive d`un cancer de la thyroïde, a décidé d’initier la pétition nationale de l’assurance-Emploi. Cette pétition demande au gouvernement fédéral d’amender l’article de loi 12(3), vieille de 40 ans (1971), sur l’Assurance-Emploi afin que les personnes atteintes de maladies graves puissent recevoir plus de quinze semaines de prestations comme c’est actuellement le cas.

Ce mouvement prend de l’ampleur, une certaine Zosia Ettenberg à Vancouver se rallie à la pétition Assurance Emploi après avoir elle-même initié une pétition similaire. Un certain Carlo Pellizzari également de Vancouver, atteint du cancer de lymphome, fait face à une situation financière similaire à celle de Marie-Hélène Dubé. À 26 ans, il se voit forcer de retourner vivre chez ses parents… 15 semaines en 2011, ce n’est tout simplement plus suffisant. S.V.P., signer la pétition pour un avenir meilleur, notre avenir. Aidons les gens à obtenir le pont leur permettant de se concentrer sur leur santé, de garder leur dignité et de retrouver leur place de citoyen actif.