29,500 New Brunswickers are unable to vote, do you think it's okay?

29,500 New Brunswickers are unable to vote, do you think it's okay?

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Joselyn Sceeles started this petition to New Brunswick and

What is the Problem?

29,500 residents of New Brunswick do not have the right to vote and are politically voiceless and powerless in decisions that have a direct impact on their livelihood in their municipality. Permanent residents are contributing members of their economic and social environments, and thus deserve to participate and have their voices heard in the local political sphere. Often permanent residents who are directly impacted by municipal legislation do not have a say in choosing the decision makers who shape their community’s services and programs. By denying permanent residents the ability to vote locally, their representation, visibility and inclusion is limited, and this is a missed opportunity in the efforts to retain immigrants in our communities of New Brunswick.

Why does this matter?

Granting permanent residents the right to vote in municipal elections would: 

  • Contribute to their sense of belonging
  • Encourage representation and civic participation in future New Brunswickers
  • Generate economic benefits by retaining more immigrants in the province
  • Help those who are going through the lengthy process of obtaining Canadian citizenship (as well as those who are unable to hold double citizenship)

Our Goal: Amend Bill 28 - An Act To Amend The Municipal Elections Act to allow permanent residents to vote in municipal elections in New Brunswick. 

How Can You Help?

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