Petitioning Prime Minister of Canada/Premier ministre du Canada Justin Trudeau and 2 others

Kassidi's Law

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We start this petition in memory of my sister Kassidi Coyle. Kassidi passed away November 1st, 2016. She was only 20 years old. Kassidi was sexually assaulted July 1st, 2016. After this traumatic incident, Kassidi suffered with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Kassidi was having repeated nightmares and wasn't able to go or stay anywhere by herself following the attack. Kassidi, who was once the bubbly and vibrant girl, was gone. It was like night and day.

Support services were not readily available for my sister. Kassidi had been put on a four month wait list for Support Services.  She was in and out of the hospital throughout the summer of 2016 and never received the help that she so desperately needed. It was a few weeks before her scheduled appointment with Support Services that she had succeeded at taking her life.

Anyone who knew Kassidi would tell you how big of a heart she had. She would go the extra mile for someone even if she didn't know them. Kassidi was an organ donor and through her donations she had saved 8 lives. 

We propose a law under the name "Kassidi's Law". This law calls for stricter sentences for sexual offenders and easier access to counselling within 48 hours. 

With this, we aim to raise awareness to the growing problem and to prevent someone else from losing their sister, aunt, daughter, or friend because of the faults of the system. 

If you support this motion and you believe that support shouldn't be something you wait months for then please sign this petition. 

There is currently an ongoing trial for the accused. Without our enormous support online and from the media, this would have never gone forward. My mom fought to have Kassidi's name released so that we could share her story. By doing this, we gained a huge following and brought a lot of attention to the case. There was hesitation at first because Kassidi wasn't physically here anymore to defend herself. She couldn't be cross examined by the defendant's lawyer. But, thanks to everyone's support everything is moving forward and the trial continues in December. We are praying that justice will be served. 

 

 

 

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Prime Minister of Canada/Premier ministre du Canada
    Justin Trudeau
  • MP
    Alex Nuttall
  • Liberal Justice Minister
    Rob Nicholson

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