Motion 110 – Write to Your MP
Dear *INSERT MP NAME*,
Motion 110 was a non-partisan effort put forward by Member of Parliament Blake Richards, which was passed unanimously in the House of Commons in June 2018, to study and make recommendations at Committee on the issue of child loss, its impact on parents, and how to fix the shortcomings with current government programming.
The HUMA Committee heard powerful witness testimony and recommendations from parents who have been affected by pregnancy and infant loss on what the Government can do to ensure parents no longer suffer any undue financial or emotional hardship as a result of the design of government programming.
The HUMA Committee Report, which was based on this testimony, was tabled on February 7th and proposes changes to the Employment Insurance Program that would accommodate a bereavement leave that would provide income support for 12 to 15 weeks for parents grieving the loss of an infant child.
I want the Government to take immediate action on these recommendations and to table legislation or include this in the upcoming Budget.
There should be no excuses. Affected parents are asking for more compassion and understanding during their most challenging times. I don’t think that this is too much to ask for.
Please do not respond with talking points or justifications. I want to know what concrete actions that you personally take to ensure that Government legislation to enact these recommendations is passed prior to the 2019 election. You can make a difference for thousands of Canadian families.
You can write to your local MP at:
Member of Parliament
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
You can locate their email address by visiting: www.ourcommons.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members and clicking on your MP’s name
How do I find the name of my Member of Parliament?
You can find your MP’s name by entering your postal code at the following link: http://www.ourcommons.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members
You can write to the Prime Minister at:
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
You can write to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development at:
Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos, PC, MP
Minister of Families Children and Social Development
140 Promenade du Portage
Phase IV, 14th Floor
Gatineau, QC K1A 0J2