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Petitioning Government of Alberta

Legislate and implement Pay-before-you-Pump (Maryam's) Law that would make pre-pay or pay at the pump mandatory for customers on Gas Stations in AB

On June 7, 2015 Sunday about 11 a.m. two suspects drove a stolen pickup truck into a Centex gas station on 16 Ave. N.W. in Calgary. After filling up the tank with gas, the occupants left without paying. A 35 yr old employee of the Gas station Maryam Rashidi, who was working at the gas station, tracked down the truck in the parking lot and tried to prevent the occupants from driving away. The truck driver hit her and subsequently carried Rashidi on its hood for about 15 metres until she was thrown into traffic on 16 Ave and then run over by the same truck. She later succumbed to the brutal injuries and died in the Hospital.

She was married & had a 6 year old son. A graduate of a highly-ranked university in Iran, Rashidi was a chemical engineer who worked steadily in the field for nine years after graduating back home. She & her husband moved to Canada less than a year ago to find a better life for their son, but they had difficulty finding jobs in line with their skills. After living briefly in Montreal, Rashidi and her husband moved in January to Calgary, where they eventually in an oil and gas engineering firm. Unfortunately Rashidi & her husband Ahmed both got laid off because of less work & current uncertainty in the industry. Rashidi started working at the Gas Station just 2 weeks ago to help her family make ends meet. Sunday was only her third shift.

She was a loving wife, compassionate friend & a devoted mother. Please sign & share the petition with all your friends so people like Maryam do not loose their lives with new legislation implementation of Pay-before-you pump Law. We all owe her & her Family. This is for you Maryam. R.I.P

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