WRITE EN MASSE TO CANADA’S MEMBERS OF SENATE AND TELL THEM TO PASS BILL C-393

To help in reaching our honourable Senators, please find their email addresses, in alphabetical order, comma separated (for copy+pasting in the To: box) below:

andrer@sen.parl.gc.ca, anguswd@sen.parl.gc.ca, bakerg@sen.parl.gc.ca, gautht@sen.parl.gc.ca, boisvp@sen.parl.gc.ca, braled@sen.parl.gc.ca, brazep@sen.parl.gc.ca, brownb@sen.parl.gc.ca, callbc@sen.parl.gc.ca, campbel@sen.parl.gc.ca, carigc@sen.parl.gc.ca, carsts@sen.parl.gc.ca, champa@sen.parl.gc.ca, chapum@sen.parl.gc.ca, cochre@sen.parl.gc.ca, comeag@sen.parl.gc.ca, coolsa@sen.parl.gc.ca, cordyj@sen.parl.gc.ca, cowanj@sen.parl.gc.ca, dallar@sen.parl.gc.ca, dawsod@sen.parl.gc.ca, dayja@sen.parl.gc.ca, debanp@sen.parl.gc.ca, tessil@sen.parl.gc.ca, dininc@sen.parl.gc.ca, johnse@sen.parl.gc.ca, pdowne@sen.parl.gc.ca, mikeduffy@sen.parl.gc.ca, dyckli@sen.parl.gc.ca, eatonn@sen.parl.gc.ca, egglea@sen.parl.gc.ca, fairbj@sen.parl.gc.ca, finled@sen.parl.gc.ca, fortis@sen.parl.gc.ca, foxf@sen.parl.gc.ca, frasej@sen.parl.gc.ca, fruml@sen.parl.gc.ca, fureyg@sen.parl.gc.ca, greens@sen.parl.gc.ca, harbm@sen.parl.gc.ca, hervic@sen.parl.gc.ca, lacomd@sen.parl.gc.ca, hublee@sen.parl.gc.ca, jaffem@sen.parl.gc.ca, johnsj@sen.parl.gc.ca, joyals@sen.parl.gc.ca, kennyco@sen.parl.gc.ca, kinsen@sen.parl.gc.ca, kochhv@sen.parl.gc.ca, langd@sen.parl.gc.ca, lavigr@sen.parl.gc.ca, lebrem@sen.parl.gc.ca, losier@sen.parl.gc.ca, smithc@sen.parl.gc.ca, mahovf@sen.parl.gc.ca, mannif@sen.parl.gc.ca, marshe@sen.parl.gc.ca, martin@sen.parl.gc.ca, massip@sen.parl.gc.ca, mccoye@sen.parl.gc.ca, meighen@sen.parl.gc.ca, mercet@sen.parl.gc.ca, merchp@sen.parl.gc.ca, mitchg@sen.parl.gc.ca, mocklp@sen.parl.gc.ca, moorew@sen.parl.gc.ca, munsoj@sen.parl.gc.ca, murral@sen.parl.gc.ca, mcgeed@sen.parl.gc.ca, neufer@sen.parl.gc.ca, nolinp@sen.parl.gc.ca, ogilvk@sen.parl.gc.ca, olived@sen.parl.gc.ca, patted@sen.parl.gc.ca, pepinl@sen.parl.gc.ca, russem@sen.parl.gc.ca, plettd@sen.parl.gc.ca, poirir@sen.parl.gc.ca, poulim@sen.parl.gc.ca, poyv@sen.parl.gc.ca, rainen@sen.parl.gc.ca, ringup@sen.parl.gc.ca, rivarm@sen.parl.gc.ca, jcrivest@sen.parl.gc.ca, rompkw@sen.parl.gc.ca, runcib@sen.parl.gc.ca, kfl@sen.parl.gc.ca, seidmj@sen.parl.gc.ca, sibnic@sen.parl.gc.ca, smithd@sen.parl.gc.ca, stgerg@sen.parl.gc.ca, stewac@sen.parl.gc.ca, stratt@sen.parl.gc.ca, tardic@sen.parl.gc.ca, tkachd@sen.parl.gc.ca, wallaj@sen.parl.gc.ca, wallinp@sen.parl.gc.ca, wattc@sen.parl.gc.ca, zimmer@sen.parl.gc.ca

And here is a possible version of text you can send (courtesy of Dr. Mike Gretes)

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To: [the above] Subject: Pass Bill C-393, to amend Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR)
Body: Dear Members of the Senate,

I am writing to urge you, in the strongest possible terms, that you support Bill C-393 and ensure that Bill C-393 is passed by the Senate as quickly as possible. As you may know, Bill C-393 is a crucial piece of humanitarian legislation desperately needed to save the lives of people in developing countries who must have essential medicines at the lowest possible cost. This will have a major positive impact on maternal and child health, and thus accords with the stated priorities of the Government of Canada. There has been widespread media coverage and public support for legislation to fix CAMR (80% in favour, according to a national poll), which resulted in a decisive majority vote on March 9, 2011 in the House of Commons for Bill C-393, with MPs from all parties voting in favour. Tens of thousands of Canadians like myself have signed petitions and written letters calling upon our government to fix CAMR so that life-saving, affordable medicines can flow to developing countries.

In 2009, the Senate Standing Committee on Banking Trade and Commerce conducted a full review of Bill C-232 which is identical to Bill C-393. Bill S-232 died on the order paper when Parliament was prorogued. I am urging you to consider relying on the extensive review already carried out by the honourable members of the Senate
Permanent Committee on Banking, Commerce and Industry in October 2009 so that the passage of the bill through the senate can be expedited.

Please vote to save lives: pass Bill C-393 and do Canada proud.

Kind regards,

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