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Petition to David Eby

Justice for Jason

On January 19, 2018, our family member and friend, Jason Dhaliwal, was tragically murdered in a van just outside his home. In the days since his death, the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) and Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) have failed Jason, his family, and the public in Abbotsford with how their investigation has been handled: The police took too much time to respond to the murder to begin with The police took too much time to review the home security camera footage and they lost valuable time before they could identify the vehicle(s) of the murder suspects During a time of escalating violence in the Metro Vancouver area, the police claimed “mechanical issues” prevented them from using a helicopter to track the vehicle(s) of the murder suspects The police have provided cloudy and mixed answers to the family and the media regarding why the street cameras in the area were not operational on the date of the murder As mourning family members came to the scene of the crime, a member of the APD said the police is “not there to entertain anybody;” this was a hurtful, insensitive, and unprofessional statement to make In addition, the media has unprofessionally assumed Jason’s guilt by association and has unreasonably tried to connect the dropping of charges against Jason in 2012 with his murder. Since Canada is a country that presumes the innocence of its citizens until they are proven guilty, the media’s behavior has undermined Jason’s dignity and rights by prejudicially poisoning the well of public opinion. We are concerned with how law enforcement’s public relations efforts have contributed to a completely inaccurate impression in the court of public opinion. Therefore, we, the family and friends of our lost brother, seek Justice for Jason. We need your help in convincing our local and provincial governments to review this case and to reform law enforcement in Abbotsford. Insofar as APD is a municipal police agency, and as the population of Abbotsford has grown significantly, we are concerned that the capacities of the APD are outmatched by the community’s needs. The notion that nonoperational cameras and helicopters would impede a response to a homicide is unacceptable. We propose that the APD be replaced by the federally regulated RCMP that is properly funded, resourced, and transparent. We propose that the RCMP is better suited to resolve the ongoing violence in our community. We want Jason to be the last innocent person that dies because of policing that fails to promote public safety and transparency. Please sign this petition and help us bring this tragic situation to the attention of the Province of British Columbia’s Attorney General, the Honourable David Eby.

Justice for Jason
1,380 supporters
Started 4 days ago

Petition to Justin Trudeau, Ahmed D. Hussen

#RescueAfghanWomanAndBaby Help Amena & baby to flee Afghanistan & join family in Winnipeg

A family living in Winnipeg, who fled the Taliban in Afghanistan and found refuge in Canada in 2015, are fighting to bring their murdered son's/brother's wife and baby to Canada. They will remain anonymous out of concern for the safety of the young woman and child. The family represents a minority ethnicity and religious group. They fled Afghanistan under the dark of night to escape persecution and to find freedom, such as education forbidden to their daughters. Their son/brother, Dadvar*, was not able to flee and remained behind in Afghanistan. He was living in hiding with his family until he was discovered and executed by unknown individuals in the fall of 2017. It is believed that the Taliban are responsible for his execution due to previous threats. Dadvar was only 30 years old when he was murdered, leaving behind a young wife, Amena*, and a two-year-old son. The lives of Amena and her baby are at grave risk due to the same threat. They are traumatized, in poverty and internally displaced. They have been hiding in different locations, trying to flee to another country in the hopes of seeking refuge in Canada.  Dadvar's family is fighting to bring their son's widow and child to Winnipeg, where they can support them financially and emotionally. However, their attempts have been in vain. Every second that passes, the lives of Amena and her son are in jeopardy. As friends and supporters of Dadvar's family in Winnipeg, we call on Justin Trudeau, Ahmed Hussen and the Government of Canada to allow Amena and her baby to come to Canada under humanitarian and compassionate provisions in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. PLEASE join us and tell Justin Trudeau and the Government of Canada to allow Amena and her son to join their family in Canada. *Pseudonyms have been used to protect the identity of the woman & child.  Photo: CNS photo/Ghulamullah Habibi, Reuters

Kimberly Lenz
82 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AND THE SENATE OF CANADA / DE LA CHAMBRE DES COMMUNES ET DU SÉNAT DU CANADA

SUPPORT BILL C-246, THE "MODERNIZING ANIMAL PROTECTIONS ACT"

  UPDATE: Bill C-246 was defeated in the House of Commons on October 5, 2016. We are subsequently petitioning the Minister of Justice to immediately undertake a review of the animal cruelty sections of the Criminal Code.Please sign and share the petition:English http://bit.ly/2jlekBVFrench http://bit.ly/2jUI1uvBE SURE TO SEND BACK THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL! Download and circulate the identical paper petition:English http://bit.ly/2ki5yICFrench http://bit.ly/2kqFmIV Join and invite all Canadians to our Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/2j2VlMM [la version française suit] In late 2014, Canada was given a rating of “D” on the animal protection index, one of the main reasons for which was our country’s “archaic anti-cruelty legislation.” In a bid to update this legislation, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Member of Parliament for Beaches-East York, has introduced Bill C-246 in the House of Commons. IF THIS BILL IS TO BECOME LAW, IT WILL NEED WIDE SUPPORT FROM MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AND SENATORS. THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN HELP. By signing this petition (anyone can sign, you do NOT need to be Canadian) you are asking Members of Parliament and Senators to support Bill C-246. Please also take the additional important actions noted below, which are also crucial if this bill is going to pass. THE PETITION, TO MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AND THE SENATE OF CANADA:We, the undersigned, respectfully request that you support Bill C-246 by voting in favour of the bill when it comes up for reading and adoption in the House of Commons and Senate. ABOUT BILL C-246:Bill C-246 would modernize our animal protection laws and bring them into the 21st century by doing 4 things: ban the import of shark fins; close loopholes and strengthen the Criminal Code's animal protection provisions; and ban the sale of cat and dog fur within Canada and require labeling of source fur. update the definition of bestiality to include all sexual acts between humans and animals (the current legal definition, as decided by the Supreme Court of Canada on June 9, 2016, must include penetration) More information about the Bill is available at the links below. Several animal advocacy organizations have stated their support for Bill C-246, including Animal Alliance of Canada, Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada, Animal Justice, British Columbia SPCA, Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals, Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, FurBearer Defenders, Humane Society International/Canada, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Montreal SPCA, and Zoocheck. Our organization, Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada, fully supports the changes proposed by Bill C-246, and thanks MP Erskine-Smith and his team sincerely for their efforts in bringing this important legislation to the House of Commons. OTHER IMPORTANT ACTION TO TAKE:1) Please sign up for our Thunderclap campaign at this link.2) If you are Canadian, please phone your Member of Parliament and ask them to support Bill C-246 (click here to find your MP's contact information). If your MP says they do not support the bill, please see our website for more information about how you can follow up. If your MP says they do support the bill, please be sure to thank them and let them know you will share that information with your friends. If you get a response from your MP, please let us know by e-mailing that information to passc246@yahoo.com so we can keep a list of which MPs are supporting the bill.BILL C-246 NEEDS OUR SUPPORT IF IT IS GOING TO BECOME LAW. Thank you for signing the petition and/or sending a letter to your Member of Parliament. If you wish to receive further information or participate in this and other animal cruelty initiatives please check out the following Facebook resources by clicking on the links:Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates CanadaCaptain's Legacy: Ending Animal AbuseLINKS TO FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT BILL C-246:Text of the Bill: http://goo.gl/mWgKZDNews articles:http://www.animaljustice.ca/media-releases/new-bill-would-make-significant-improvements-to-animal-protection-laws-in-canada/http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/barbara-cartwright/animal-cruelty-loopholes_b_9351100.htmlhttp://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/03/03/nathaniel-erskine-smith-animal-bill_n_9377286.htmlhttp://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/kady-omalley-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-first-batch-of-bills-from-the-backbench Pétition adressée aux membresDE LA CHAMBRE DES COMMUNESET DU SÉNAT DU CANADApour appuyer le Projet de loi C-246,visant la modernisation de la Loi sur la protection des animaux  Vers la fin de l'année 2014, le Canada s'est vu attribué la marque «D» d'après l'indice de protection des animaux, principalement en raison de ses lois et de sa réglementation archaïques portant sur la cruauté envers les animaux. Pour remédier à cette situation, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, député de Beaches-East York, a présenté le Projet de loi C-246 à la Chambre des communes. POUR QUE CE PROJET DE LOI PUISSE ÊTRE ADOPTÉ, IL DOIT ABSOLUMENT OBTENIR LE SOUTIEN D'UN GRAND NOMBRE DE DÉPUTÉS ET DE SÉNATEURS. C'EST POURQUOI, NOUS AVONS BESOIN DE VOUS.  En signant cette pétition (toute personne peut la signer, IL N'EST PAS NÉCESSAIRE D'ÊTRE CANADIEN) vous demandez aux membres de la Chambre des communes et aux membres du Sénat du Canada d'appuyer le Projet de loi C-246. PÉTITION ADRESSÉE AUX MEMBRES DE LA CHAMBRE DES COMMUNES ET AUX MEMBRES DU SÉNAT DU CANADA :   Nous, ci-après soussignés, vous demandons respectueusement de bien vouloir donner votre appui au Projet de loi C-246 en votant en faveur de son adoption lorsqu'il sera mis aux voix à la Chambre des communes, puis au Sénat. À PROPOS DU PROJET DE LOI C-246 : Le Projet de loi C-246 vise à moderniser nos lois sur la protection des animaux afin de les adapter au 21e siècle en adoptant les trois mesures suivantes : 1.  mettre fin à la pratique du coupage des ailerons de requins2.  combler les lacunes et renforcer les dispositions du code criminel visant la protection des animaux,3.  bannir la vente de la fourrure de chats et de chiens  au Canada et exiger la mention de la source de la fourrure sur l'étiquette.  Vous trouverez plus de renseignements sur ce Projet de loi en suivant les liens indiqués plus bas. Plusieurs organismes défenseurs des animaux ont déclaré leur appui au Projet de loi C-246, entre autres : Animal Alliance of Canada, Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada, Animal Justice, la Coalition canadienne pour la protection des animaux de ferme, la Fédération des sociétés canadiennes d'assistance aux animaux, FurBearer Defenders, Humane Society International/Canada, International Fund for Animal Welfare, la SPCA de Montréal et Zoocheck.  Notre organisme Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada, appuie sans réserve les changements proposés par le Projet de loi C-246 et remercie sincèrement le député Erskine-Smith et son équipe pour toute l'énergie qu'ils ont déployée jusqu'ici afin de présenter cette importante mesure législative à la Chambre des communes. AUTRES MESURES IMPORTANTES À PRENDRE  (POUR LES CANADIENS SEULEMENT) :Vous êtes Canadiens ? Nous vous demandons de bien vouloir appeler votre député pour lui demander d'appuyer le Projet de loi C-246 (cliquez ici pour trouver les coordonnées de votre député). S'il vous répond qu'il ne soutient pas ce Projet de loi, n'hésitez pas à aller sur notre site web pour obtenir plus de renseignements sur le suivi que vous pouvez faire. Par contre, si votre député déclare qu'il soutient le Projet de loi, n'oubliez pas de le remercier et de lui souligner que vous allez le dire à vos amis. Quand vous obtiendrez une réponse de votre député, veuillez aussi nous le faire savoir par courriel à passc246@yahoo.com afin que nous puissions dresser une liste des députés qui appuient ce projet de loi. NOUS DEVONS APPUYER LE PROJET DE LOI C-246 SI NOUS VOULONS QU'IL DEVIENNE LOI. Nous vous remercions d'avoir bien voulu signer cette pétition et/ou d'avoir envoyé une lettre à votre député. Si vous voulez recevoir plus de renseignements ou aimeriez participer à ce mouvement ou autres initiatives contre la cruauté envers les animaux, veuillez jeter un coup d'oeil sur les ressources suivantes dans Facebook en cliquant sur les liens : Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates CanadaPétition - Justice pour Capitaine LIENS POUR D'AUTRES RENSEIGNEMENTS À PROPOS DU PROJET DE LOI C-246 : Texte du Projet de loi : http://goo.gl/mWgKZD Articles dans les médias :http://www.animaljustice.ca/media-releases/new-bill-would-make-significant-improvements-to-animal-protection-laws-in-canada/http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/barbara-cartwright/animal-cruelty-loopholes_b_9351100.htmlhttp://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/03/03/nathaniel-erskine-smith-animal-bill_n_9377286.htmlhttp://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/kady-omalley-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-first-batch-of-bills-from-the-backbench

Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada
56,206 supporters