Canadian politics

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Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to IRCC Canada, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Ahmed Hussen, Justin Trudeau, ESDC Canada

Keep Husam in Canada: Help HustleCo Founder continue his mission

Husam should be granted Permanent Residency status in Canada. Directed at IRCC Canada: Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. December 15th 2018 presented Husam with some unexpected news. His application for Permanent Residency in Canada was rejected. After coming to Canada in 2009 to pursue an engineering degree at McGill, learning English, living, and working in Canada continuously for 9 years, Husam’s residency in this country has been denied. It has not been denied for criminality, security or health reasons. Husam’s application has been denied because IRCC Canada allegedly does not recognize that Husam has obtained at least 1 year of skilled work experience in Canada. For our business HustleCo and for Husam, this was an was an unexpected rejection. His work permit expires January 1st, 2019. Beyond this date, he will be prohibited from working on the business he built in Canada while living in this great country. Husam is critical to the business and its operations. He has an obligation not only to the company, but to our members, our clients, and our Calgary community to continue supporting our growing mission of empowering early stage entrepreneurs and supporting bold ideas. Husam needs your support. HustleCo needs your support. Our community needs your support. Please sign this petition and pledge for Husam so the IRCC can reconsider his application for Permanent Residency in Canada. If you support Husam’s dream to continue growing this amazing community that supports entrepreneurs in Calgary and in the future Canada, please sign this petition. If you support Husam’s ability to stay in Canada and be granted his Permanent Residency, please pledge now. Backstory Husam came to Canada from Jordan in 2009 to pursue a chemical engineering degree at McGill University in Montreal, QC. After being an integral part in the research department and student governments at University, Husam headed West to Calgary and obtained a job as a technical sales manager for an engineering software company on his post-graduation work permit. After 10 months into his career, he launched his own digital and inbound marketing company, QuadRipple, with his friend and business partner, Steve Paolasini. Upon working with more than 50 clients, both local and within Canada, Steve and Husam decided to diversify and open up another business, HustleCo, an accessible coworking and event space geared towards supporting early stage entrepreneurs, remote workers, and freelancers looking to join a collaborative workspace. To extend his ability to work in Canada, Husam was able to obtain an owner-operator LMIA from ESDC (Employment and Social Development Canada) to continue working legally in Canada. In accordance with an ECDC transition plan from an officer for foreign workers, Husam was to pursue and apply for his Permanent Residency through the Express Entry program as a self-employed individual. On December 15th, 2 weeks after his 27th birthday, Husam was rejected on the basis that he does not have at least 1 year of skilled work experience in Canada. His work permit expires January 1st, 2019 at which point he will not be able to continue his stay in Canada and work on the business he built here. Husam has spent 1/3 of his adult life in Canada and is on his 10th year. A grand total of more than 3000 days living in Canada, greater than 2200 days more than the minimum requirement to be eligible for Permanent Residency. I believe common sense prevails in situations such as this, and it would be a fundamental breach of natural justice for Husam to not be able to stay in his home country and build his dream and run his business, HustleCo, a community building company for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and remote workers in this great country. 

HustleCo Workspace
3,259 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin, Andrée Laforest

Nous méritons mieux / We deserve better

La conseillère du district de Touraine à la Ville de Gatineau, Nathalie Lemieux, a affirmée en entrevue dans quotidien Le Droit les choses suivantes concernant l'Islamophobie et les gens de religion islamique : - «Pour moi, ce mot n’existe même pas, lance-t-elle en entrevue avec Le Droit. Justin Trudeau pense que l’islamophobie existe, mais c’est lui qui invente ce problème. Il tente de provoquer des problèmes où il n’y en n’a pas. Les Québécois ne sont pas aussi racistes que certains voudraient le faire croire. Quand un peuple veut s’intégrer, il s’intègre et ce peuple ne s’intègre pas.» '' - ''«ces gens-là font beaucoup de choses mal, avec leurs camions et toutes ces choses-là, et c’est normal d’en avoir peur». Source : Article du quotidien Le Droit - 1er février, 2019 3 jours plus tard, Madame Lemieux est sortie de son mutisme, et elle refuse de s'excuser.Source : Article du quotidien Le Droit - 4 février, 2019 Les propos de Mme Nathalie Lemieux vont à l'encore du règlement numéro 824-2018 relatif au code d'éthique et de déontologie des membres du conseil de la Ville de Gatineau, qui est entré en vigueur le 21 février, 2018, ainsi que la loi sur l'éthique et la déontologie en matière municipale.Source : Code d'éthique et de déontologie des membres du conseil de la Ville de Gatineau  Source : Loi sur l'éthique et la déontologie en matière municipaleSes propos vont à l'encontre de l'article 4 qui stipule:4. Le code d’éthique et de déontologie énonce les principales valeurs de la municipalité en matière d’éthique; parmi ces valeurs, les suivantes doivent être énoncées: 1°  l’intégrité des membres de tout conseil de la municipalité;2°  l’honneur rattaché aux fonctions de membre d’un conseil de la municipalité;3°  la prudence dans la poursuite de l’intérêt public;4°  le respect envers les autres membres d’un conseil de la municipalité, les employés de celle-ci et les citoyens;5°  la loyauté envers la municipalité;6°  la recherche de l’équité.Ses propos vont aussi à l'encontre de la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés sur les libertés fondamentales : Source : Charte canadienne des droits et libertés2. Chacun a les libertés fondamentales suivantes : a) liberté de conscience et de religion;b) liberté de pensée, de croyance, d’opinion et d’expression, y compris la liberté de la presse et des autres moyens de communication'' Avec ces exemples, je sollicite votre aide pour 4 choses : 1. Dénoncer l'intolérance, la haine, le racisme, et la xénophobie. 2. Dénoncer les propos diffamatoires de la conseillère du  district de Touraine envers les citoyens(ennes) de la ville de Gatineau, du Québec, et du Canada. 3. Affirmer qu'il y a bel et bien un problème de compréhension au Québec et au Canada et le faire reconnaitre par la Ville de Gatineau, ainsi que par le gouvernement du Québec. 4. Obtenir des excuses publiques de la conseillère Nathalie Lemieux, ainsi que sa démission au sein du conseil municpal de la Ville de Gatineau. -------------------------------------------- The city counselor of the district of Touraine in the City of Gatineau, Nathalie Lemieux, affirmed in an interview in the Le Droit newspaper the following things concerning Islamophobia and people of Islamic faith : “This word doesn’t even exist for me,” Lemieux said of the term ‘Islamophobia’. “Quebecers aren’t as racist as people would have you believe. When a group of people wants to integrate, they do. And this group doesn’t. “These people do a lot of bad things, with their trucks and things. It’s normal to be scared of them,” Lemieux told Le Droit. Source : February 1st, 2019 article 3 days later, Mrs. Lemieux has come out of her silence, and she stands by her comments. Source : February 4th, 2019 article Ms. Nathalie Lemieux's comments go against bylaw number 824-2018 concerning the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct of the members of the Council of the City of Gatineau, which came into effect on February 21, 2018, as well as Municipal Ethics and Good Conduct ActSource : Code of ethics for city councelors of the City of Gatineau Source : Municipal Ethics and Good Conduct Act Her remarks are contrary to Article 4 which stipulates: 4. The code of ethics and conduct must set out the main ethical values of the municipality, including the following values: (1)  the integrity of the members of every council of the municipality; (2)  the honour attached to the office of council member; (3)  prudence in the pursuit of the public interest; (4)  the respect to be shown to the other council members, to the employees of the municipality and to the citizens of the municipality; (5)  loyalty to the municipality; and (6)  the quest for equity. Her comments go against the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms : 2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: ·        (a) freedom of conscience and religion; ·        (b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication; ·        (c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and ·        (d) freedom of association. Source :  Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms With these examples, I ask for your help for these 4 things: 1. Denounce intolerance, hatred, racism, and xenophobia. 2. Denounce the defamatory remarks made by the city councelor of the District of Touraine towards the citizens of the City of Gatineau, of Quebec, and of Canada. 3. To affirm that there is a problem of comprehension in racial matters in Quebec and Canada and to have it recognized by the City of Gatineau, as well as by the Government of Quebec. 4. Obtain a public apology from Councilor Nathalie Lemieux, as well as her resignation from the municipal council of the City of Gatineau.

Alain Bard
85 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks 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
2,462 supporters