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Petition to ignialight, lumican

Switch Most of the Blue LED Street Lights in Hamilton Ontario to PC Amber LEDs

Cities everywhere are rightly recognizing the promise of LED street and security lighting to reduce energy costs and save the environment by reducing the carbon footprint. But the choice of an overly bright white bulb is counterproductive. Remember Jimmy Stewart in the Hitchcock movie "Rear Window?" He used bright white light to blind his attacker, not help him see! A Brooklyn resident said new white LED's just like ours made it feel like the aliens have landed just outside his home. The glare disturbs residents trying to enjoy their homes at night, is uncomfortable for pedestrians and drivers, and uses more energy than today's new warmer LED's installed at the best intensity for good night vision which can save 30% to 50% more in energy costs. When glare hits the eye, you can't see all the light put out by the luminaire. We are paying for twice the energy to see only half the light! Most Canadian Cities are Replacing Their Older HPS Lights with Harsh 3000k-4000k Street Lights, but studies say that people Prefer the Warmer Color of the Older Street Lights More Than the Blue Color however The News Outlets tried to Say that the Harsh Lights Try to Prevent Crime (With Some People in Canada even Believing Blaming News Articles on the Older Lights and Putting Harsh Lights on Their Houses) There exists a form of torture used in war (as well as terrorism) that subjects an individual to constant light in their face during sleep hours. To maintain good health, we as human beings need the dark hours as much as we need light. Mean While The AMA Said that in June strongly urging cities to reject street lights with too much blue in the spectrum both because they reduce visibility and they interfere with natural melatonin production at night needed for good sleep quality. Melatonin has been shown to reduce the growth rate of certain cancers including breast and prostate. Cancer rates are higher in brightly lit areas and higher for night shift workers who sleep during the day. We need light at night, but it is harmful to live in daylight 24/7. Many American Cities that have already listened to the AMA: Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, Phoenix, Tucson, San Francisco, San Diego, Columbus, Montreal, many communities in Connecticut and Massachusetts, the entire state of Georgia! We request the following: 1. PAUSE the installation of the current white 4000K-3000k LED street light choice. and if already converted 2. CONSULT with cities that are successfully transitioning to warm white LED's or most Likley PC Amber and Narrow Band Converted Leds instead including Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, Chicago, Tucson, and San Francisco. Sadles, Artenrata, Riudarenes, Laguna & Ager Camp Sites & Flagstaff The photo above is a Before and After a street put in the conversion we desire, an Amber shielded LED with much better visibility and less glare!  And color rendition is still adequate enough to satisfy crime fighters. 3. SAVE even more money on energy costs. 4. ENCOURAGE the use of non glare security lighting through an education campaign or lighting ordinance so the intended target is better lit and drivers and homeowners will not be blinded by the light. Help us restore a healthy wake/sleep cycle and bring back our beautiful star lit nights. We owe it to ourselves and our growing children. Healthy humans For more information please visit the following pages: http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/21/health/led-streetlights-ama/ http://www.flagstaffdarkskies.org/for-wonks/lamp-spectrum-light-pollution/ http://www.ignialight.com/en/product/street-lighting-led-v-led

Stephen Kiley
376 supporters
Started 4 days ago

Petition to Caroline Mulroney, Paul Calandra, Paul Tait, Wayne Emmerson, Ontario Crown

No Plea Bargain in Animal Abuse Case

SpeedSport Stables has left a trail of dead and starving horses as they have moved through the USA and into Ontario, Canada. The owners, David Lee Small, Victoria Small and Jason LeRoy Small, are currently facing nine (9) counts of animal cruelty and abuse causing death. At present, the Smalls have refused to appear at their two court hearings on July 6th and August 13th respectively. The court date is now put over to September 21st in order for the Crown Prosecutor and Defense lawyer to have a pre-trial conference. Please sign our petition to make it clear to our court system that we do not want a plea bargain, a reduced sentence or these charges to slip away: we want all the charges brought against the Small family to be tried in court and for the sternest punishments possible to be applied. On the property they rented in Stouffville, Ontario, fifteen (15) horses were found starving and living in horrendous conditions, and thirteen (13) horses were discovered dead, half-buried in a field. Many of the horses had only been dead for several weeks, still bloody when they were excavated from the dirt mounds. These are only the latest victims of the Smalls’ scheme. We believe these deaths to be intentional and allege that the Smalls use these horses to defraud naive individuals by offering them part ownership in “racehorses”. Once the value of a horse as window-dressing for their scam is used up, these horses are either killed or abandoned to starve to death. Meanwhile, the Smalls move onto greener pastures. Is it possible to stop the Smalls from continuing to use, abuse, and kill horses in the future? Maybe not. But we, the community of Ontario and the global community of horse lovers, want to try. In signing this petition, we ask that the laws of the province Ontario be fully enforced. No excuses, no negotiations. No more convenient deaths. For related news coverage, please see the links below: https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/8623434-grisly-find-on-stouffville-farm-13-horse-carcasses-unearthed-15-more-found-sickly-thin/ https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/8727835-animal-advocates-show-support-for-abused-horses-in-newmarket-courthouse/ https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/8794562-search-for-peaceful-country-living-becomes-nightmare-for-stouffville-resident/ https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/05/16/trio-charged-with-animal-neglect-after-emaciated-horses-found-on-farm.html https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/small-family-history-theft-fraud-starving-horses-1.4742271 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/dead-horses-whitchurch-stouffville-neglect-animal-cruelty-1.4670857 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/family-charged-with-animal-cruelty-in-stouffville-1.4671443 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/family-charged-with-animal-cruelty-in-stouffville-accused-of-fraud-1.4674597 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ospca-horse-farm-deaths-1.4669372

Rae Ierullo
10,446 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to @IntlCrimCourt , @CdnHumanRights, @rcmpgrcpolice, God , @UNHumanRights

Arrest Harper for Inciting Genocide

This ---video--- is sophisticated hate speech/war propaganda originally published by the Conservative Party of Canada on July 16th, 2014, the same day 4 children were targeted on a beach in Gaza in full public view to terrorize Palestinians and the World. This propaganda video was aimed at an Israeli audience to present a case of international support and religious justification for their war where none truly exists. The Conservative Party of Canada, through inciting the current genocide, should be viewed as a Criminal Organization under the Canadian Criminal Code, Article 20 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Article 27 of the Rome Statute. The video features Stephen Harper and John Baird speaking to Israel in January about eradicating the dark forces. They imply that Israel is a Jewish-only State and advocate the use of violence in settling political and religious issues, insisting that the Palestinians have no rights as citizens.  It is offensive, wrong and literally incitement towards war and genocide. Sections 318, 319, and 320 of the Criminal Code of Canada forbid hate propaganda. "Hate propaganda" means "any writing, sign or visible representation that advocates or promotes genocide or the communication of which by any person would constitute an offence under section 319." Section 318 prescribes imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years for anyone who advocates genocide. The Code defines genocide as the destruction of an "identifiable group." The Code defines an "identifiable group" as "any section of the public distinguished by color, race, religion, ethnic origin or sexual orientation." By choosing to incite Israel and declaring the Palestinians to be non-citizen terrorists that need to be destroyed, Stephen Harper and John Baird advocated the destruction of an identifiable group and therefore should be charged with creating and disseminating hate propaganda under the Criminal Code and imprisoned alongside anyone else who played a role in these war crimes, including All Members of The Conservative Party of Canada. However, a perverse interpretation of the Criminal Code of Canada allows the Attorney General of Canada to CONSENT to crimes relating to incitement of genocide instead of prosecuting them. This has the effect of placing the Prime Minister, the person who appoints the Attorney General, above the law. A Charter Challenge had been launched in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador to have the Charter of Canada upheld and this unlawful interpretation of the law struck down, but it the application was rejected in November of 2017 with the presiding judge citing a 'lack of public interest' in the matter. The argument was based on the first lines of the Charter itself. From the preamble of the Charter: "Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law". In Canada, only God is Above the Law. If you're a Canadian you can call the RCMP Headquarters to ask why they're supporting a Criminal, Terrorist and Fascist Canada that advocates Genocide as a 'Governing Policy'. By supporting Harper and refusing to uphold the Law, elements of the RCMP have become criminals themselves. The end number of signatures doesn't matter, just spread the word and never forget that Canada is directly responsible for inciting this genocidal Holy War. Last Update (May 30th, 2018) Timeline and Downloadable Documents July 21, 2014 - Initial Analysis of Video/Summary of Charges file with RNC (#2014-42168) August 6, 2014 - Complaint filed with Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP (#2014-2339) December 19, 2014 - Originating Application Filed to have Charter of Canada upheld in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (#201404G0249) January 27, 2015 - Latest Update from RCMP regarding complaint investigation (#2014-1030376) January 28, 2015 - First Hearing in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, General Division. February 25, 2015 - Memorandum of Argument for Charter Challenge filed with the Courts and Respondents. (Final Draft) March 9, 2015 - Respondent's Memorandum of Argument filed. (Redacted Version) April 7, 2015 - Unlawfully detained for a tweet taken out of context. April 9, 2015 @ 10AM - Second Hearing of Charter Challenge postponed due to unlawful detainment. April 10, 2015 - Application of Habeas Corpus denied April 13, 2015 - Released from unlawful detainment April 14, 2015 - Arrested for Uttering Threats and Production of a Controlled Substance. Released with date for lower court appearance. June 16, 2015 @ 9:30AM - Lower Court Hearing of Charges - Uttering Threats Charge Terminated October 21, 2015 - Hearing for Marijuana-related charges for treating my disability December 17, 2015 - Status update for pending trial for unauthorized use of marijuana to treat a medical condition January 26, 2016 - Date setting for preliminary inquiry on unauthorized medical marijuana use. January 28, 2016 - Date agreed upon for preliminary inquiry April 12, 2016 - Hearing of Appeal for denied Habeas Corpus (ruling pending) May 9, 2016 - Preliminary Inquiry postponed until August to allow new lawyer to review file. August 3, 2016 - Preliminary Inquiry into marijuana cultivation for medical use waved by private lawyer due to legal costs. (Private lawyer subsequently removed from file.) November 7, 2016 - Arraignment in Supreme Court November 14, 2016 - Hearing postponed until January due to issues with legal aid. April 13, 2017 - Court of Appeal rules in my favor. Habeas Corpus remitted back to lower court. (Text of Ruling) July 7, 2017 - Habeas corpus hearing held, judgement reserved. August 16, 2017 - Pled guilty to possession of marijuana. Received absolute discharge due to medical history and external circumstances. Gave up Charter rights to be able to return to family. November 14, 2017 - Day set aside for Charter Challenge - Dismissed by Justice Knickle. 2018 - CJC complaint against Justice Knickle's questionable conduct pending her recusal. April 27th, 2018 - Ruled unlawfully detained by the Western Memorial Regional Health Authority, acting in conjunction with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. (Text of Ruling) May 27th, 2018 - End of appeals period. Upcoming 2018 - Awaiting completion of public complaint process against officers involved in my detainment and the officer who dislocated shoulder. 2018 - Pending civil suit against the province and their agents involved my detainment and it's consequences.

paradigmslip.ca
5,471 supporters
Started 6 days ago

Petition to Justin Trudeau

Help Saudi residents/students from being forced out of Canada before it's too late!

I have the great pleasure of working with some of the best medical fellows, residents, and students; the majority of which are from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Due to the ongoing row between the governments of Canada and Saudi Arabia, a minimum of 8 300 Saudi students in Canada have lost their voice and will be forced to up-root their lives and leave Canada by the end of August 2018, regardless of their work, school, and social progress. The majority of these students, regardless of the Kingdom's order to leave Canada and the potential consequences, would do anything to stay in Canada to finish their work and studies. Unfortunately, the Saudi Arabian government is withdrawing all scholarships and funding to these students, consequently forcing these students out of Canada because they can no longer afford university tuition fees for international students which are three times higher than tuition fees for Canadians. Furthermore, since these students are not considered Canadian citizens, they don't qualify for any bank or government loans. Let us keep in mind that these poor students did not choose their government. As Canadians, we are strong believers in human rights and freedoms, this is how this whole feud began, and as Canadians we should not sit back as these rights and freedoms are being taken away from these students, especially if we can prevent it! Having worked with these amazing doctors and students for many years, I have seen firsthand how dedicated, passionate, and hard working they are, always striving to be the best. Providing exceptional quality care to patients and not to mention the amount of work and research that these student have provided to help advance medical science and technology, that could not be possible without having been paired with our great Canadian universities. It would be catastrophic if all the Saudi medical residents were to leave, as it would strain our health system which is already struggling with patient volumes. Not only negatively affecting the already overworked staff, but will indefinitely have negative consequences on the quality and timely manner of care to patients. We ask the Canadian government to please consider offering the Saudi students, residents, and fellows affected by this unfortunate feud, a choice. Possibly a fast-track Canadian citizenship or government loans, to help them stay and strive in Canada to achieve their dreams. Many Saudis fear speaking out and voicing their opinions due to possible persecution if they return home. As Canadians, we need to rise up and give them a voice. This would definitely be an investment for Canada, but a worthwhile one, that could greatly benefit us in the future as we are already experiencing a shortage of doctors. Let us be proud Canadians, who appreciate our hardworking doctors, who stand up for what is right, and who invests in a better future.   We, the undersigned, call upon the Canadian government, and all who share a common concern, to uphold Canadian values of rights and freedoms, by taking appropriate action in determining a solution for Saudi medical fellows, residents, and student who wish to stay in Canada, before the end of August 2018. The Canadian people and Saudi students depend on your conscience.

Megan Shelton
1,737 supporters