Kevin Waugh (Saskatoon—Grasswood)
2017-06-16 12:16 [p.12866]
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition in support of a private member’s bill, Bill C-316. This sensible proposal has been brought forward by my colleague from Calgary Confederation.
The petitioners call on the House to improve the organ donation system in Canada by making the process to register as an organ donor much easier. This would be achieved by adding the simple question to our annual tax returns.
Currently, 90% of Canadians support organ donation, but only 25% are registered. Forty-six hundred Canadians are currently awaiting a life-saving transplant. We know that making the registration process easier would save more lives in our country.