Petition to The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, The Honourable Marc Garneau, The Honourable Marco Mendocino, The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Senator Gwen Boniface, Senator Peter Boehm
Rescue Afghan interpreters who served with Canadian soldiers from the Taliban
Français Afghan interpreters served with Canadian soldiers and provided critical translation and cultural support. Their lives are now in immediate danger as a result of their service to Canada. Now that the United States and NATO are completing their withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban is quickly regaining control of the country. Interpreters who supported Canadian troops have already faced attacks and violence from the Taliban, which is expected to worsen in the coming weeks. The Afghan-Canadian Interpreters Association has so far identified 115 former interpreters, cultural advisers, and locally employed people who require Canada's protection. These interpreters and their families are no longer safe in Afghanistan and need to be transported to Canada immediately. Sign the petition and call your MP! Learn more at www.notleftbehind.ca In the news: He worked - and he took fire - alongside Canadian soldiers. Now this Afghan interpreter waits for the Taliban and fears he is doomed, The Toronto Star Former generals join fight to bring endangered Afghan interpreters to Canada, CBC War veteran, Liberal MP urge government to rescue Afghan interpreters who helped Canadian military, CBC Afghan interpreters who helped Canada's military face death threats as allies pull out, CBC The Current 'They want to annihilate us': Afghan interpreter who helped Canada says life in danger from Taliban, CTV News Photo: ResoluteSupportMedia
Petition to Justin Trudeau
Stop The Demand for Breathalyzer Tests in Homes, Restaurants and Bars
We are writing this petition as concerned citizens of Canada in regards to bill C-46 and the unprecedented and unethical authority it grants police to breathalyze Canadian citizens in public areas such as restaurants, bars, on private property and in their own homes. With little or no media attention to alarm citizens, police now have the totalitarian right to approach citizens in public places and private residences and demand a breathalyzer test for impairing substances without “reasonable suspicion” and without the peoples right of being “presumed innocent.” Refusing to do so can result in: fines, DUI charges, license suspensions, arrests and criminal records. Bill C-46 was passed surreptitiously by the federal regime, seemingly without notice, without party resistance, without public dialogue and without the consent of the Canadian people. Although similarly practiced in communistic countries, this new law stands far apart from historical and respectful Canadian laws and violates the human rights of Canadians by making citizens vulnerable, to be falsely targeted and accused while inciting communities to voluntarily denounce their neighbors, ex partners and other “bad” people to the police with such accusations of criminality-also a common practice vigorously supported by autocratic leaderships. This is not the Canada Canadians fought for or the Canada we want for our children. We strongly encourage all Canadians to seriously consider the implications of this legislation, its true intent and the dangerous precedence it sets for Canada and its future governing laws. Please take a moment to sign this petition to show the government of Canada that its citizens will not tolerate such violations and imminent wrongful persecutions by a dictatorial rule of law. Thank you for your time.
Petition to Canadian Government
Stop Immigrants crossing into Canada from USA
Canadians are sick and tired of being treated like second class citizens while refugees enter Canada illegally and are given better treatment than a long list of deserving Canadians: Seniors, Veterans, Soldiers suffering from mental stresses, the homeless and Native communities that are neglected in so many ways. Illegal immigrants are now receiving free education and can bump a Canadian student out of list for College and University. Trudeau has a plan it seems to spend tax payers' money on an unproven immigration plan that overburdens our welfare system and infrastructure. Stop immigration until an open and honest debate can occur and develop a plan that benefits Canada.
Petition to Howard Page, Mark Saunders, Justin Trudeau, Bill Blair, RCMP senior executive committee
Stop Raiding our Dispensaries!
On March 9, 2017, Toronto Police Services, Hamilton Police Services and the Vancouver Police Department participated in ‘Project Gator’, which included 7 co-ordinated raids against Cannabis Culture stores across Canada. They ripped art off the walls, tore apart personal lockers, stole equipment and seized a total of 62kg of Cannabis and $250,000 cash. The Canada-wide raids follow 2016’s larger ‘Project Claudia’ seizures and arrests, resulting in 279kg Cannabis removed from the Toronto market, as well as countless smaller arrests and seizures across Canada. The Toronto Police Service’s fixation on Cannabis dispensaries is wasteful and disturbing. Unlike real organized crime, which contributes to shootings and overdoses, dispensaries are open about their illegal activity and therefore much easier to investigate. By devoting thousands of hours and millions of dollars prosecuting dispensaries, resources are diverted from meaningful police operations toward violent crime and the distribution of deadly drugs like Fentanyl. Dispensaries meet an essential need which cannot be fulfilled by Licensed Producers. They provide a variety of Cannabis products not offered by LP’s, allow same-day access, and foster a small, inclusive business community which cannot exist under the MMPR system. In the wake of the Organigram scandal, it has come to light that inconsistent testing standards exist for Licensed Producers; the argument that one is safer than the other is flawed. Small businesses have the right to participate in the Cannabis market, and dispensaries ensure that everyone is included in the conversation about legalization. This petition will be sent to Toronto’s OIPRD (Office of the Independent Police Review Director) and the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP; formally complaining about Project Gator, calling for more transparency about Project Claudia and all previous raids, and demanding an end to wasteful spending by the RCMP, and TPS in particular by continuing to pursue Cannabis-related offences. If you're able to, donations will help us spread the message to as many people as possible. Every new signature is a reason for the RCMP and OIPRD to take us seriously!
Petition to Government of Canada
Let's Go Then
Lets Go Canadians!! Let's Advocate For a New Political Party In Canada In knowing Our Shared Story on Turtle Island, We understand that those who are at the receiving end of Government Initiatives are Indigenous, BIPOC, and Systemically Oppressed Human Beings of All Nations - We Believe Those with Lived Experiences are the ones who should be Today's Leaders in Policy Making as They have First Hand Experience of What Needs to be reconsidered and/or reconstructed in Canadian Policy regarding Human Rights in Canada. We'd Like to Put Emphasis on Indigenous Perspective We Are All Related - Red White Black Yellow - We Share this World with Other Relations : Animals, Fish, Bird, PlantsWe Consider Our Present as it Impacts the Next 7 GenerationsKeeping this perspective in Mind, We want to See Indigenous Perspective lead in Policy regarding All Our Relations in the Canadian Government. Lead by Elders and Youth, We would like to create a New Political Party - Its manifest cradled by Change Making Adults - we mention to Consider organizing with the Industrial Workers of the World ---- Did you know it has been Illegal under the Indian Act for 'Indians' to create their own political party in Canada - Anishinaabek (Humans) must give platform to Native People to decide who it is who should lead- For the Sake of this Initiative and Its Petition, We mention to consider Pam Palmater Canadians Take this time to advocate for a change - not by protesting- but demonstrating efforts and calling on others who are part of our circles to give their time to the cause of Reconciliation'Metoo-Oui' Learn about Indigenous Perspective and Canadian Governance System to better understand the overall impacts of Colonization on Turtle Island. Lets Show The World That Canada Is Listening and Give Our Youth Hope!--- Lets Hope for 1 million signatures.. Because Why Not? With Faith -
Petition to Justin Trudeau, Canadian Government
REFORM THE CANADIAN SENATE NOW!!!!
Hi everyone, my name is Cooper, I am a sports management student sports management and political science student at Brock University. I have been studying politics for quite a while now. The ProblemIf there is one thing that I would want to change most about the system of government and in our great country of Canada would be our terrible Senate. The Senate is so undemocratic and it's unbelievable that it's been around for this long and has a very big impact in our life because it is a legislative chamber but no one talks about it. Let me start off with the first reason, it is not voted on because it's appointed by whoever is the current Prime Minister. That Prime Minister can nominate whoever the hell they want because there's no confirmation process it just is a nomination by the Prime Minister it automatically happens. So whenever a senator either turns 75, that senator either has to retire or the person retires early or the person just dies before turning 75. Also, unlike any other country to my knowledge has Senate regions as you can see in the picture each group has 24 senators except for the northern territories which have one each and Newfoundland has 6. I don't understand why Nova Scotia and New Brunswick need 10 senators each. But, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan who have a higher population than each of them only get 6 this seems like mistreatment towards the western provinces. Which should get equal treatment in my mind but they very clearly don't. there are so many other problems with this map and if the current government cared all about representing all their citizens fairly/equally. They would have changed it a along time ago. The SolutionWhat I would recommend doing is creating a Senate where each of the provinces get two senators each of the territories still get one each. This senate would be a lot more democratic because you would actually vote for your senator. Theoretically, these senators would have six-year terms and be able to serve only two to ensure the senator is not holding onto power for too long and sucking money out of the federal government. Also unlike in our current Senate, they will be allowed to form parties, caucuses and have a Majority and Minority Leader. Wouldn't it be nice to actually have some sort of control and power over who's representing you, I would think so. Even though, this would mean we would have much smaller senate. Wouldn't that actually better because wouldn’t it mean less taxpayer-funded government Salaries to about 80 people plus their staff. So if you agree with my solution to this issue I recommend you sign my petition
Petition to Halifax Regional Municipality
Petition to Change 'Cornwallis Street' in Halifax to 'Rocky Jones Street'
Cornwallis Street in North-End Halifax brings thoughts of oppression and racialized violence to people of the original inhabitants of the area. Cornwallis Street is home to various African-Canadian focused organizations, and the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre. The purpose of this petition is to change the name of the street, to reflect a champion for both Mi'kmaw and African-Nova Scotians. Jones was a founding member of The Black United Front of Nova Scotia, National Black Coalition of Canada, Dalhousie University Transition Year Program (where he taught for 10 years), Dalhousie Law School Indigenous Blacks and Mi'kmaq Program, African Canadian Liberation Movement, African Canadian Caucus of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Project to name a few. Jones was involved in the establishment of the Black Inmates Association and the Native Brotherhood of Dorchester Penitentiary and Springhill Institution. Jones developed programs for women in the Kingston Prison for Women, Halifax County Correctional Centre and in the community. The Transition Year Program, for example, has helped educate thousands (Over 1000 as of January, 2012) of Mi'kmaw and African-Canadians from Dalhousie University. We recognize that history can not be changed, although we can choose who we honour by naming streets, parks, and schools after them. Having streets named after more positive figures will also help boost confidence and tranquility among area residents, while inspiring youth to reach their full potential. By signing this petition you agree that Halifax Regional Municipality should honour true heroes such as Mr. Jones, as opposed to people like Mr. Cornwallis. IMPORTANT UPDATE (June 2020): The petition was handed over to Halifax North councillor Lindell Smith in August of 2018. At that time, the petition had 1,700 signatures, 300 comments, along with 60 in-person signatures from people who live, work or own a business on the street. Mr. Smith presented the petition to Council on September 18, 2018. However, there has still been no action on changing the name. We need you to take it one step further and contact elected officials to bring the petition up as a motion to Council, so it can be voted on. Tell them why it is important to you that the name be changed, once and for all. Please take a moment to write an email, make a phone call or write a letter to elected officials: Mayor Mike SavageCall: 902.490.4010Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMailing Address: PO Box 1749, Halifax, NS B3J 3A5 Halifax Peninsula North - Councillor Lindell SmithCall: 902-579-6975Email: email@example.com Halifax South Downtown - Councillor Waye MasonCall: 902-490-8462Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Petition to Senator Mary Jane McCallum
Remove Lynn Beyak From The Senate
To The Senate of Canada: We, the undersigned, urge you to support Senator Mary Jane McCallum’s motion to permanently remove Senator Lynn Beyak from the Senate and clearly condemn her racist statements and behaviour. In a 2017 speech to the Senate, Senator Beyak described instructors at residential schools as “well-intentioned” and criticized the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for not "focusing on the good" coming out of the residential school system. She subsequently posted statements on her website, which the Senate Ethics Committee described as racist in its Consideration of an Inquiry Report from the Senate Ethics Officer (“Fifth Report”). The Senate Ethics Officer determined these statements were in contravention of sections 7.1 and 7.2 of the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators, and further stated that Senator Beyak had failed to uphold the highest standards of dignity inherent to the position of senator; had acted in a way that could reflect adversely on the position of senator and the institution of the Senate; and had performed a parliamentary function in a manner that was both undignified and dishonourable. Senator Beyak blatantly refused to undertake in a meaningful manner the anti-racism training she was mandated to engage in, and was, in fact, asked to leave after the first day of training because her "inflexibility and conduct made the learning environment unsafe" (“Lynn Beyak claimed she was Métis during her anti-racism training sessions”, CBC, Feb 3, 2020). Her continued presence in the Chamber is an insult to survivors of the Indian Residential School system, their families, their communities, and their ancestors. It is also a signal to Canadians everywhere who have experienced racism that their experiences are not believed or valued in the Senate. We say, “no more!” Although Beyak was removed from caucus and temporarily suspended in April 2019, and again in January 2020, her continued racist behaviour and refusal to seriously engage with the issues at hand demonstrates that she has not grown, and that she is unwilling to learn. It is imperative that the Senate of Canada speak out clearly against systemic racism, and against the specific racist statements and actions of Senator Beyak. To do otherwise sends a message to all Canadians that systemic racism will continue to be tolerated--indeed will be perpetuated--in one of the highest bodies of this country. We stand with Senator Mary Jane McCallum’s motion and urge the Senate to permanently remove Lynn Beyak.