Canadian politics

19 petitions

Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer, Jagmeet Singh

Introduce "the Right to be Forgotten" in Canada

We live in a world which never forgets. The internet has made it impossible for people to move beyond their mistakes. It is for this reason that Canada needs to implement a right to be forgotten. In 2014, a man in the European Union tried to get Google to remove links to two pages which detailed information regarding the repossession of his home due to unpaid debts. The European Court of Justice ruled in favour of the man, establishing a precedent for the right to be forgotten. Currently, citizens within the E.U can request to have links removed from from search engines like Google and Bing if the information is found to be "inadequate, irrelevant, or no longer relevant." However, this is simply not enough. Information, including incorrect and defamatory articles, misguided posts of the past, and revenge porn, can still be found although the links have been deleted. Additionally, it is the search engines themselves that are forced to decide which links should be removed or kept, on a case by case basis. It is imperative that Canada introduces a redesigned right to be forgotten. No person is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes, and falls victim to misconceptions and misunderstandings. If people must always fear having their lives ruined due to some post or photo, than it becomes impossible to develop and change, both as a person and a society. There are many adults today who face a bleak future due to their inability to escape their past. There are people who cannot find jobs because of what shows up when their name is searched. There are teenagers who have never known what it means to express themselves. We propose several changes to the right to be forgotten, to make the change safe, free, and effective. First, rather than simply removing links to stories and pages, the information itself should be removed from the servers on which it is stored. This is the only way to truly delete something from the internet. Additionally, it cannot fall to corporations to control which links are preserved or deleted. This responsibility comes at a cost to those companies, and creates a dangerous precedent regarding corporate control of information. Instead, a judicial board should be established which decides which pages to delete. The board would operate independently from the elected government, and instead be accountable to the court system. Both the server owners and individuals wishing to have their information removed would have the ability to file an appeal after the verdict is decided. The world is changing, and it is time for our legal framework to reflect those changes.  

Alex Hunter
221 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Jag Badwal; Vic Fedeli

Justice for Patrick Brown

To our fathers, brothers and sons,  We stand by you!  Nowadays, a woman can accuse a man of pretty much anything and without evidence, he is then automatically presumed guilty as charged by society; Just like the case of Patrick Brown and the sexual misconduct allegations. What happened to Patrick Brown is wrong; A hard working, humble, kind, successful MAN who dedicated his entire life to be where he is, who has always worked tirelessly to help the people of Simcoe county and Ontario in general; Had his entire career and life destroyed in a couple of hours because of two anonymous sexual misconduct accusers who went to the media instead of the police and who went to the media ten years after the alleged incidents but only five months before elections and decided to remain anonymous.  He was convicted without a trial. Patrick Brown was advised to take a leave of absence until allegations are dealt does one deal with allegations that are not reported to the police and strictly reported to the media? How does one "deal" with allegations that are not a criminal matter and that have no way to actually "deal" with them? What exactly does "deal" look like?  What happened to Patrick Brown can happen to any man; this is now about every MAN; and to you women out there, this can happen to your father, your brother, your son or your husband.  These trendy continuous sexual allegations (that aren't dealt with through the court system) are putting actual victims of sexual assault in danger; Actual victims/survivors are NOT going to be taken seriously anymore.... Many men have had their lives destroyed because of false sexual allegations; many have had to pay for lawsuits, many have had their freedoms restricted due to false sexual allegations.....or even worse many have been denied bail, jailed .....awaiting trial! Because when you are a man, you are guilty until proven innocent.  but IT IS TIME FOR CHANGE because men have rights too.  We will stand with Patrick Brown.  We will stand for men's rights under the name of Patrick Brown. We will make sure that false sexual allegations are seriously punished because of what happened to Patrick Brown.  We will bring justice to MEN again because of Patrick Brown.   Thank you,  #justiceforpatrickbrown #istandwithpatrickbrown #J4PB  #EQUALRIGHTS  UPDATE: what do we want? we want Patrick Brown reinstated! Why? please read the updates below    contact us at: Please note that the above paragraph include a combination of quotes and comments from numerous people who are supporting the "Justice for Patrick Brown" movement.   

Hafsa Morchad
13,944 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Honourable Shannon Phillips, Premier Rachel Notley

Keep Public Lands Public in Alberta

We are hard-working, tax-paying Albertans who love this province and spend precious time enjoying the peace and beauty its land has to offer.  We are hikers, bikers, hunters, gatherers, fishing enthusiasts, horseback riders, recreational vehicle operators, skiers, ranchers, campers and dog owners and the backcountry of Alberta is where we live and play.  But our provincial government wants to change that.  We respect our environment and want to ensure our children's children will have the opportunity to do the same, while enjoying the pastimes we've raised them to love.  The NDP don't know us.  Shannon Phillips doesn't know us.  But they would take away part of what makes us, US - without proper consultation, relevant research or fair and proper planning. We cannot let that happen. Sign this petition to show them that we will not stand quietly by while they take away our access to public lands.  We expect them to work with us to come to a strategic solution that is equitable for everyone.  Let's join together to Keep Public Lands Public! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Looking for more information? Why I started the petition  I am simply an individual who uses Public Land Use Zones (PLUZs) recreationally in Alberta and who is saddened by what appears to be a biased process aimed at taking this land away from specific users.  This is not a political petition and I am not a political person... I tend to see both pros and cons with most platforms, for better or worse.  What I do care about is fairness and integrity.  When someone says they are going to do something, they should do it.  There is no reason why this land can't be protected and shared for all to enjoy. And we should all be part of the solution.  In a respectful way - please no swearing in your comments! Where to get more information  Information on this issue is really hard to come by, which is part of the frustration.  Here are a few links you can try: News coverage from current Bighorn Backcountry dispute MLA Jason Nixon - a local politician who is supportive of our cause Open letter from MLA Jason Nixon to Honorable Shannon Phillips Love Your Trails - New organization promoting the Public Land message About the NDP - in case you don't know who they are! 

Leanne Zee
16,459 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Justin Trudeau, Tom Mulcair, Rona Ambrose, Elizabeth May, Rhéal Fortin, Bill Morneau

Stop Bank Gouging and Abuse

Feeling gouged by your bank?  You have a right to – while businesses in most sectors across Canada were suffering, Canada’s big 6 banks gouged out record annual profits of almost $35 billion in 2015 (which works out to almost $4 million in profit every hour, 5% higher than in 2014, and double their profits in 2010). The big banks also paid their CEOs about $10 million each in 2015, and gave them bonuses that totalled more than $10 million (51% higher than in 2008). In 2016, Canada’s big 6 banks continued to gouge you to hike their profits to more than $37 billion (6% higher than in 2015) – in part by firing thousands of people, cutting services, and hiking fees and credit card interest rates.  And their profits in 2017 are headed even higher -- they have already made $20.6 billion in just 6 months. Canada’s big banks make the highest percentage profits of any comparable banks in the industrialized world while doing far too little to support job-creating businesses and community development across Canada.  A recent CBC-TV news investigation detailed how TD Bank is pushing its employees to sell you products you don't need, and that you can't afford. In a recent report, the federal government points to all these problems -- including the fact that Canada's big banks control more than 90% of the banking market in the country, which makes them even more powerful and unaccountable to customers. But still the federal government continues to fail to require the banks serve everyone well at fair prices, and to require responsible lending and investing.  The federal government even gave the banks a record $114 billion bailout in 2008-2009 (most of it by having CMHC purchase mortgages from the banks), and the federal government will likely bail out the banks again if they have any financial difficulties. The federal government is reviewing the banking law right now – please sign this petition calling on Prime Minister Trudeau and other federal party leaders to make key changes to require Canada’s big banks serve everyone fairly and well at fair prices, and to lend and invest in sustainable, responsible job-creating businesses and support community development. Your time to be heard and counted is now! See details about gouging and abuse by Canada's big banks in the following recent news stories: (March 16, 2017) Consumer advocates have low expectations for probe into Canada's 5 big banks Democracy Watch (March 16, 2017) - Will Liberals make key changes to stop gouging and abuse of 30 million bank consumers or continue protecting overpaid big bank executives? CBC (March 6, 2017) - Bank employees say their jobs depend on upselling customers products that can put them into debt Financial Post (March 2, 2017) - Big 6 bank profits top $10.5 billion for first quarter of 2017 CBC (March 1. 2017) - A pretty greedy time as profits soar for Canadian banks CBC (June 13, 2016) - Canada's major banks hiking fees while pulling in big profits And see details about the federal Finance Department's public consultation on Canada's financial sector in its Report for Public Consultation on Canada's Financial Sector

Democracy Watch
31,868 supporters