Petition to Justin Trudeau, Tom Mulcair, Elizabeth May, Gilles Duceppe, Carolyn Bennett
Pass A Federal Act to End Violence Against Aboriginal Women in Canada
Three and a half years ago my life changed forever when a friend told me about the Highway Of Tears. I learned that on this stretch of highway in northern British Columbia, at least 40 women and girls had gone missing, the majority of them from aboriginal communities -- and the Canadian government hadn't done anything about it. As I began to investigate the stories of these women and girls, my outrage grew. I wanted all of Canada to hear these stories for themselves and to know the anguish felt by families. I wanted to help advocate for a solution. So I started making a documentary called "Highway Of Tears." Once the documentary was finished, I thought my journey was over -- but it was really just beginning. At screenings across Canada, I heard thousands of stories of violence against aboriginal women and girls - not just along the Highway of Tears. What's more - I learned that very few families have had any closure or justice for their lost loved ones. That’s why I’m asking you to sign this petition telling Canada’s government to implement A FEDERAL ACT TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST ABORIGINAL WOMEN IN CANADA. Thanks to the tireless efforts of aboriginal leaders, most Canadians know about the need for a national inquiry into this issue. We’ve seen the government ignore their voices, even as the world has begun to take notice, and the United Nations has condemned Canada for inaction I've started this petition with the support of communities and families of missing women, including Mary Teegee, Carrier Sekani Family Services and The Highway of Tears Initiative. By signing this petition, you're telling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to make a Federal Act to End Violence Against Aboriginal Women a priority, in addition to a national inquiry. I’ve been fortunate to travel country over the last year to meet with community leaders, activists, MPs and Senators. I can tell you firmly from the bottom of my heart that this FEDERAL ACT is 100% necessary to protecting women and girls by improving the criminal justice response to violence. And it’s something many of our political leaders already support. While I’m not asking all of you to join us in searching for lost family members or solving crimes, I am asking for you to join us in spirit. I am committed to pushing the Government of Canada to not only conduct a national inquiry, but to also implement a FEDERAL ACT TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST ABORIGINAL WOMEN IN CANADA. Thank you for joining us.
Petition to Desmond Pollard
Build a Wall and Make Canada Safe Again! (And America will pay for it)
We need to stop Trumpeters from coming into our country illegally or legally. We are going to build a wall, a fantastic wall, I know the greatest wall builders. and this is important.. AMERICA IS GOING TO PAY FOR IT. (This seems only fair as Mexico is paying for theirs)
Petition to Deepak Chopra, Stephen Harper, Jo-Anne Polak (Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Canada Post), Deepak Chopra, Douglas Jones, Stephen Edmondson, Lisa Raitt, Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau, Tom Mulcair, Elizabeth May, Gilles Duceppe
Don't let Canada Post end door to door delivery / Sauvons la livraison à domicile
(Le français suit) AUGUST 20, 2015 - UPDATE: Since the election has been called for October 19, the 5 federal party leaders have been added as recipients of this petition because this is now an election issue. I wonder, has anyone at Canada Post ever tried to to push a stroller or a wheelchair or a walker through the snow? I don't think they realize the impact of ending door-to-door mail delivery when it comes to the parents of young children, to the disabled, and to the elderly, especially in winter. What about the sweltering summers? Or miserable thunderstorms and heavy rain? The garbage that is going to happen around them and who is going to clean it up? Millions of Canadians were surprised and angry to learn they may have to travel kilometers to get their mail. I am the mother of two young boys. My youngest has cerebral palsy and uses a walker or wheelchair to get around. For me, Canada Post’s decision would mean having to bundle them up and struggle through the snow with a wheelchair just to get our mail. And I am just one of thousands of Canadians who must already overcome mobility challenges on a daily basis. On top of that, 8000 employees are going to lose their jobs because of this decision! And, we’re hearing that these new “superboxes” might not be very safe. My grandfather, god rest his soul, was a WW2 veteran and became a mailman. They take their work very seriously otherwise they would not brave the weather. My current mail carrier is also proud of the service she provides for the community. Why change something that is working well for communities across Canada? This has to be stopped. A lot of people need home delivery because of their circumstances. Please sign the petition and share this with as many people as you can. The more people we get, the more solid the chances will be that Canada post and the government hear our voices!! --- Je me demande, est-ce que quelqu'un à Postes Canada a déjà essayé de pousser une marchette, ou faire avancer une chaise roulante, ou marcher avec une canne, dans la neige? Je ne pense pas qu'ils ont conscience de l'impact de la fin du service postal à domicile sur les parents de jeunes enfants, sur les personnes aux prises avec des handicaps et sur les personnes âgées, particulièrement en hiver. Des millions de Canadiens ont été surpris et fâchés d'apprendre qu'ils devraient se déplacer parfois sur des kilomètres pour aller chercher leur courrier. Je suis la mère de deux jeunes garçons. Mon plus jeune souffre de paralysie cérébrale et doit utiliser une marchette ou une chaise roulante pour se déplacer. Dans mon cas, la décision de Postes Canada me force à habiller mes deux enfants et à me démener à pousser une chaise roulante dans la neige seulement pour pouvoir aller chercher mon courrier. Et je ne suis que l'une parmi des milliers de Canadiens qui doivent surmonter des défis de mobilité à tous les jours. De plus, 8000 employés vont perdre leur emploi en raison de cette décision! En plus, on entend parler du fait que ces "superboîtes" ne sont pas très sécuritaires. Mon grand-père, Dieu ait son âme, était un vétéran de la Deuxième Guerre Mondiale et est devenu facteur par la suite. Ces gens prennent leur travail très au sérieux, sinon ils ne braveraient pas les conditions météorologiques. Ma facteure est très fière des services qu'elle fournit à sa communauté. Pourquoi changer quelque chose qui fonctionne si bien pour les communautés locales partout au pays? Il faut arrêter cela. Nombreux sont ceux et celles qui ont besoin du service à domicile en raison de leur réalité particulière. S'il vous plaît, signez la pétition et partagez-la avec le plus de gens que vous le pouvez. Plus nous en parlerons, plus nos chances seront bonnes que Postes Canada et le gouvernement nous entendront!!
Petition to Christy Clark, Supreme Court of Canada, Incumbent Christy Clark, The Honorable Roméo A. Dallaire, Elizabeth May, Elizabeth May, Justin Trudeau, Leader, Liberal Party of Canada/Chef, Parti libéral du Canada Justin Trudeau
“ HANDS OFF OUR FRESH WATER “
“ HANDS OFF OUR FRESH WATER “ Whereas: Canadians human right to water is recognized with a legal binding charter right declaration; The obligation to respect means the Government of Canada can’t take action or make a policy that interferes with its citizens’ right to water. For example, no one can be denied water for drinking and sanitation because they cannot afford water fees or taxes; The obligation to protect means that the Government of Canada must ensure no one else interferes with the water rights of their citizens; and The obligation to fulfill means that the Government of Canada will take any additional steps necessary to meet their citizens’ need for water. We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, respectfully call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to help elevate, develop and execute a legal binding declaration recognizing clean water as a Canadian human right. It’s time for us to recognize the right we take for granted is not secured for future generations. We ask the Governments of Canada to harmonize its political actions with its moral values, with a declaration recognizing clean water as a charter right. Past, Present and Future Mankind has worked hard to master nature -- water specifically. We've bent rivers and even reversed their flow; we've drilled into the deepest aquifers and are still busy emptying them despite the poisons they hold; and we've created technology to even conjure it up from thin air. Yet despite this willful attempt at mastering water, we're finding that our human rights to clean water is slipping through our fingers. The world should start paying attention to a more basic issue: Industrial development and Fracking is an incredibly water-intensive process, and there isn’t that much water to go around Water depletion, exploitation, privatization and contamination has become one of the most important issues facing humanity this century. Tar sands take 3 barrels of water to process every barrel of oil extracted. Ninety percent of this water becomes so toxic that it must be stored in tailing ponds. Unfortunately these ponds regularly leach pollution into the third largest watershed in the world. The pollution in our water resources are having serious and wide-ranging effects on the environment and human health. The immediate effects of water pollution can be seen in water bodies and the animal and plant life that inhabits them. Pollution poisons and deforms fish and other animals, unbalanced ecosystems and causes a reduction in biodiversity. Ultimately, these effects take their toll on human life. Drinking water sources become contaminated, causing sickness and disease. Pollutants accumulate in food, making it dangerous or inedible. The presence of these toxic substances in our food and water can also can lead to reproductive problems and neurological disorders. It’s time for us as a nation to recognize the right we take for granted is not recognized with a legal binding charter declaration in Canada . The Flint water crisis in 10 points 1. While the Children in Flint Were Given Poisoned Water to Drink, General Motors Was Given a Special Hookup to the Clean Water.2.For Just $100 a Day, This Crisis Could’ve Been Prevented.3. There’s More Than the Lead in Flint’s Water.4. People’s Homes in Flint Are Now Worth Nothing5. While They Were Being Poisoned, They Were Also Being Bombed.6. The Wife of the Governor’s Chief of Staff Is a Spokeswoman for Nestle, Michigan’s Largest Owner of Private Water Reserves.7. In Michigan, from Flint water, to Crime and Murder, to GM Ignition Switches, It’s a Culture of Death.8. Don’t Call It “Detroit Water” — It’s the Largest Source of Fresh Drinking Water in the World9. ALL the Children Have Been Exposed, As Have All the Adults, Including Me.10. This Was Done, Like So Many Things These Days, So the Rich Could Get a Big Tax Break. Water toxicity experts estimate that roughly 10 per cent of Canadians are at risk of being exposed to lead through their drinking water as Americans in Flint, Mich., grapple with an ongoing drinking water scandal. Research funded by the Canadian Water Network estimates that about 60,000 households in major cities across the country still have lead service lines connecting the home to the municipal water supply. Senior researcher Graham Gagnon says each member of those households could find themselves consuming lead, which the study says is unsafe for human consumption in any quantity. Gagnon, who serves as director for the Centre of Water Resources Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, says lead service lines can also be present in smaller communities and in larger buildings such as schools. Exposure could also come about through buildings using fixtures, faucets or other components containing lead. But Gagnon and others say Canada’s cities have recognized the risks and made a concerted effort to decrease the number of lead pipes in their systems in recent years. Gagnon believes such efforts may protect those cities from the sort of lead poisoning crisis unfolding in Flint, though adds communities that haven’t launched replacement projects are at greater risk.Continue Reading >> https://ipolitics.ca/2016/01/31/flint-mich-is-not-alone-lead-is-in-canadian-pipes-too-experts-say/ PRIVATIZED "PUBLIC WATER" "The Harper government has gutted every regulation and law we had in place to protect our freshwater supplies. Now this deregulation is locked in as corporations from Europe as well as the U.S. can soon claim to have invested in an environment without water protection rules and sue any future government that tries to undo the damage." -Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians. Harper government shuts down Canada's 'groundbreaking' freshwater research station http://bit.ly/1fDju48 http://bit.ly/1dzVxsA "Stephen Harper pulled the plug on Canada's greatest freshwater defender and scientific achievement: the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA)" http://bit.ly/1e7KAPP Stephen Harper's government is using free trade deals to allow foreign interests to privatize our Canadian water supply, and is using foreign policy to make sure that we have NO RIGHT TO WATER. >http://yhoo.it/18d0yDP Harper’s water privatization >http://bit.ly/ZgfYn2 Why is Harper Letting the EU Profit From Canadian Water? >http://huff.to/yw24It "Rather rather than providing the funding needed for First Nations water infrastructure needs, the Harper government has instead seen privatization as a quick fix for the water crisis in First Nations communities and has promoted public-private partnerships through its federal budgets." >http://bit.ly/pbsWGh Stephen Harper Conservative's effort to privatize Canada's municipal water and wastewater systems, and the threat this poses to the accessibility of safety public water for all Canadians. >http://yhoo.it/18d0yDP Why is Harper Selling Canada's Fresh Water Supply to corporations? http://huff.to/1cOaTbt "About three years ago, the Harper government tied funding to municipalities for new water infrastructure to public-private partnerships. Most people don’t know about it, but it’s quite dangerous because it locks municipalities to a private model" http://bit.ly/19bt90J Council of Canadians Condemns Harper's Sponsorship of Water Privatization Conference >http://bit.ly/18djeUe 'Why Canada's Water Is At Risk' by Maude Barlow National Chairperson, Council of Canadians >http://huff.to/QEtGO0 'Fractured Land' depicts First Nations' fight to save water from oil and gas industry http://bit.ly/1cOkpeO "So, at one extreme you have indigenous, tribal societies trying to stem the race to disaster. At the other extreme, the richest, most powerful societies in world history, like the United States and Canada, are racing full-speed ahead to destroy the environment as quickly as possible." — Noam Chomsky >>http://bit.ly/18UaUgF "First Nations people – and the decision of Canadians to stand alongside them – will determine the fate of the planet." http://bit.ly/15MpCoE Why A legal Binding Charter declaration for clean water ? Our Right to Water that when water is a human right it creates three obligations for a nation: the obligation to respect, the obligation to protect and the obligation to fulfill. The obligation to respect means the government can’t take action or make a policy that interferes with its citizens’ right to water. So, for example, no one can be denied water for drinking and sanitation because they cannot afford water fees or taxes. The obligation to protect means that countries must ensure no one else interferes with the water rights of their citizens. For example, they must not allow private companies or local governments to pollute water supplies or prevent citizens from accessing water. The obligation to fulfill means that countries must take any additional steps necessary to meet their citizens’ need for water. That could mean, for example, improving or increasing public water systems. Banning fracking practices , Safe guarding our ground water and aquifers. Freed of the distractions, we will be left with a single question. Do we obey provincial dictates that grant a Foreign company license to pollute the water in Canada? Or the laws of Indigenous peoples, of the Supreme Court, and of our conscience, calling us to protect it? The answer will tell us everything about the kind of country we will have." Water is Life , My name is Michael Dallaire" I believe there is magic on this planet, its contained in water and in the hearts of Canadians we all share this magical thread that connects mankind to the web of life ". Do you foresee a day when clean water is a legal binding human right ? If not now than when ? LETS WATER THE REVOLUTION
Petition to Justin Trudeau, Stephen Harper, Tom Mulcair, Elizabeth May, Government of Canada, Gilles Duceppe, Hunter Tootoo
Re-Open Kitsilano Coast Guard Base
UPDATE AUGUST 19, 2015: Since the federal election has been called, the leaders of all 5 political parties are now potential decision makers and have been added to this petition. In the wake of the recent oil spill in English Bay, it is more apparent than ever that the Kitsilano Coast Guard Base provided an essential service to Vancouver. It was not just a rescue boat station, but a command and control and response center, with the ability to aid in situations from oil spills, natural disasters, and even terrorism. The closure of this base has saved the Federal Government a mere $700,000 per year. That amount is a drop in an ocean of what the Federal Government spends on other things, including advertising. How can a price be put on a life, or on the environmental impact things like oil spills have on our waters and community? The buildings are still standing, they haven't been torn down. They could easily be re-staffed. This is a resource that is not superfluous and redundant. It must be re-opened. "Vancouver Courier" image