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Charter of Rights

4 petitions

Update posted 7 hours ago

Petition to Kathleen Wynne, Bill Mauro, Alan Caslin, Jim Bradley, Cindy Forster, Wayne Gates, Sam Ooster, Brian Baty, Dave Augustyn, Sandy Annunziata, Bob Bentley, David Barrick, Frank Campion, Jim Diodati, Henry D'Angela, Kelly Edgar, Patrick Darte, Sandra Easton, Bob Gale, Paul Grenier, Brian Heit, Bill Hodgson, April Jeffs, Doug Joyner, Ted Luciani, Debbie MacGregor, John Maloney, George Marshall, Bart Maves, Tony Quirk, Wayne Redekop, Tim Rigby, Walter Sendzik, Bruce Timms, Selina Volpatti, Carmen D'Angelo

Resign: Niagara Region CAO Carmen D'Angelo

Following the shocking seizure of respected veteran reporter Bill Sawchuk's laptop and notes by staff at the Niagara Region on Thursday, the 7th day of December, 2017, we demand that Chief Administrative Officer, Carmen D'Angelo, resign. Freedom of the Press is the cornerstone of a free society and one of the tenants of Canadian democracy; an apology does not suffice for this flagrant disregard of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/bill-sawchuk-reporter-niagara-region-council-1.4439855 https://twitter.com/ChiefMcGuire/status/939230078231371776http://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/news/local/minister-of-municipal-affairs-issues-statement-on-incident-involving-reporter-at-niagara-region-1.3491517 http://www.cjfe.org/cjfe_condemns_the_seizure_of_st_catharine_s_standard_reporter_s_notes_and_laptop http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/niagara-regions-violation-of-press-freedom-is-inexcusable-caj-662861913.html https://niagaraatlarge.com/2017/12/08/canada-wide-journalists-organizaation-condemns-seizure-of-st-catharines-standard-reporters-notes-and-laptop/ https://twitter.com/FEW_Niagara/status/938960395401875458

Emily Spanton
165 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Carolyn Bennett, Dr. Lillian Dyck, Andrew Scheer, Murray Sinclair, Larry W. Smith

A Call to Action to End Gender Discrimination in the Indian Act Now

Please support the immediate implementation of the amendments to Bill S-3 that have been adopted by the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples (‘the 6(1)(a) all the way amendment), which were passed by the Senate of Canada on June 1st, 2017. The time for engagement has passed; we cannot debate any longer as human rights violations continue. It is now time to act and rectify the gender-based inequalities in the Indian Act. Upon the implementation of Bill S-3 amendments to eliminate gender-based inequalities in the Indian Act, we can collectively begin to right the wrong of this 100 year old human rights violation. ONWA will continue empowering and supporting all Indigenous women and their families through cultural restoration, regardless of status under the Indian Act.  However, we know that without formal recognition through these amendments, many Indigenous women will continue to be discriminated against. Until the rights of Indigenous women are recognized and respected they will continue to be dehumanized thus increasing the risk that they go missing, be murdered, sexually exploited, and/or human trafficked. ONWA’s position and advocacy is to immediately implement the amendments to Bill S-3, and remove the two-tier hierarchy of status which is the central problem in the registration provision. We look forward to achieving justice for Indigenous women, and believe this will be a foundational step taken on the journey towards healing and reconciliation. As the Government of Canada we ask that you support ONWA in fulfilling your responsibilities to Indigenous women across Ontario by following “the dictates of your conscience, to set our sisters free” (Mary Two-Axe Early). For more information: http://www.onwa.ca/amendment-to-bill-s3 

Ontario Native Women's Association
790 supporters