Canadian politics

39 petitions

Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to John Horgan

Grant Tetyana Melnychuk her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree which UNBC withheld through discrimination and abuse

Chairs of nursing schools can declare any nursing student "unsuitable" just as a matter of personal dislike for that person. The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) waited until the end of my registered nurse training  program to fail me in the last course, thereby maximizing their revenue, the bank's profit, and my student debt.  This happened even thought I was one of the top nursing students.  It was part of ongoing discrimination, abuse, and persecution against me by three nursing instructors and the chair of the nursing program at UNBC, who did not like the fact I am an immigrant English Second Language student and a single mother. UNBC consistently supports the chair of UNBC's School of Nursing, no matter what she and some of her faculty members do to nursing students. UNBC officials turn a deaf ear to the students' complaints unless the student can afford a lawyer.  Not surprisingly, since 2011 UNBC has banned lawyers from the student appeal process. I now owe a huge student debt with no means of repaying it or of supporting myself and my minor son. According to a lawyer, I have a human rights case against UNBC. However, without legal representation, I am unable to defend my rights against UNBC and obtain my registered nurse degree.  Moreover, Legal Aid and pro bono legal services do not provide help for low income people in cases such as mine. Provincial governments have privileged universities, but failed to protect students' rights and interests.  Publicly the BC government deplores the increase in child poverty! Please do not ignore this family; help and make one child's life better.                                                                                                                    I am asking you to help me obtain my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNBC, so that I can write my registered nurse exam, receive my registered nurse license, find work, pay off my student debt, support myself and my minor son, and become a self sufficient member of society.                                                                                                                      What Martha MacLeod and some other UNBC instructors have done to some UNBC students is horrible.                                                                                                                UNBC must be compelled to treat its students fairly.  Students' rights need to be protected, and one of the best ways to do that is to allow students to have representation by a lawyer through all four stages  (instructor, chair, dean, senate) of the appeal process. This assistance needs to have funds available so that low and middle income students can enjoy the same effective rights as the wealthy. Please support us and pass this petition to others. Thank you very much for your support.   To know more about how UNBC has mistreated me, follow this link      

Tetyana Melnychuk
2,548 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Women Deliver, Premier of British Columbia John Horgan, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, Justin Trudeau, Women Deliver, John Horgan

Stand Up For Women’s Rights in Canada

“Women Deliver is a leading global advocate that champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women” (Women Deliver, n.d.). In Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the Women Deliver 2019 Global Conference will be held from June 3 to June 6, 2019 and “over 6,000 world leaders, influencers, advocates, academics, activists, and journalists from more than 150 countries” will attend (Women Deliver, n.d.). Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau said, “Prioritizing the health, rights, and well being of girls and women is not optional, but in fact, foundational to drive change and progress for all, and this is reflected in our new feminist foreign policy.” And “Canada is proud to host the next Women Deliver Conference as a global convener to bring us all further in advancing human rights for women” (Women Deliver, n.d.). However, the government in British Columbia/Canada deliberately ignored and has deliberately persistently failed to stop discrimination/Human Rights/Women’s Rights violations in BC/Canada. Some of the examples are: By the ongoing discrimination/harassment/abuse/fraud/persecution etc., the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) etc. took away the registered nurse job from a single mother immigrant the day before her graduation from UNBC with her registered nurse degree by deliberately denying her degree and deliberately have ruined her/her child/their family/their lives. Many other students of different race, religion, family status, marital status, place of origin etc. have suffered horrible injustice etc. at UNBC. Some Indigenous women were abused/deceived/forced to sterilization. It is also discrimination and Human Rights/Women’s Rights violations in Canada. More information about it you can find in the petition “Stop sterilizing Indigenous women without consent.” Women require to see a gynecologist without a referral. It is practiced in many countries, it helps women in many ways, as well as based on the shortage of the family physicians’ services, it would also free space for a family physician to see another patient.    Request to see a gynecologist without a referral was initiated by an Ontario woman who has a chronic disease and requires to have her checks up by a gynecologist regularly and described what she experiences in that part of Canada. Help to bring awareness about those and to stop injustice/Human Rights/Women’s Rights violations in British Columbia/Canada. Sign and Share the Petition Women Deliver. (n.d.). Women Deliver 2019 Global Conference to be Held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. New York, NY: Author. Women Deliver. (n.d.). Our Work - Women Deliver.  Retrieved from

Stant up for Women's Rights in Canada
1,116 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to All Canadians

A ban on plastic campaign signs for the 2019 Canadian Federal Election.

When we hear the term single-use plastic we tend to think of things like straws, plastic cutlery or shopping bags but it has become an unseen part of how we live.  The vast majority of signs used in election campaigns today are made of coroplast or a similar product. It is lightweight, can be easily printed on and is relatively cheap to purchase. Unfortunately, like too many of our contemporary products, it is also made of plastic and has a shelf life of at best 6 months (or 3 elections). More typically the sign is disposed of after just one election period of about two months. This is single-use plastic.  I understand that these plastic election signs can be reused or recycled but we need to get beyond that mindset. Even if something can potentially be reused or recycled that is no guarantee that it will be. The first "R" we need to embrace is Refuse. We need to stop using plastic signs. There is no need. Our federal government has even recognized the need to Refuse single-use plastic; calling for a ban on them by as early as 2021 (classic non-determinate political talk). We can do better. I'm sure we can ask them to walk the walk and call for a ban on all plastic signage in this year's federal election. It’s about doing the right thing, the right thing for our environment, and the right thing for the future generations that will be cleaning up the mess we leave them. So let's make this happen, call on Government to follow your lead. No plastic signage in the 2019 federal election.

Phil Dupasquier
218 supporters